Dangerous life threatening storms are expected in the Midwest today.
The Storm Prediction Center issued a warning that the outbreak could be a "high-end, life-threatening event."
Director Russ Schneider said it was just the second time in U.S. history that the center issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance. The first was in April 2006, when nearly 100 tornadoes tore across the southeastern U.S., killing a dozen people and damaging more than 1,000 homes in Tennessee.
From the SPC:
THE STORM ENVIRONMENT APPEARS TO BE VERY FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING TORNADOES FOR LONG PATHS FROM LATE AFTERNOON UNTIL AT LEAST MIDNIGHT. EVEN THOUGH THE STORMS COULD REMAIN WIDELY SEPARATED...FAST-MOVING TORNADOES CONTINUING AFTER DARK WILL HEIGHTEN THE RISK TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. SOME OF THE LARGER CITIES THAT MAY BE IMPACTED INCLUDE OMAHA AND LINCOLN NEBRASKA...TOPEKA AND WICHITA KANSAS...AS WELL AS OKLAHOMA CITY AND TULSA OKLAHOMA.