The National Weather Service reported 20 tornadoes in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin on Tuesday. As the low spins into the state, it will lead to a shift in our winds and along that wind shift storms look to form pushing into our warmer moist atmosphere.
In Iowa, the storms damaged homes and other buildings and knocked down trees, limbs and power poles, leaving thousands of people without power.
The overall potential for tornadoes is high, according to the National Weather Service.
At least one person has been killed by a tornado that roared through a portion of a western Oklahoma town.
Today's highs will reach up into the lower 80s with a gusty south wind. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain is possible. Numerous showers and thunderstorms, some of them strong or even severe, will sweep across Minnesota this week.
"Heat provides energy", she said.
Gibbs said there could potentially be a couple waves of thunderstorms - and they'll be moving quickly.
These Nebraska counties are included in the tornado watch: Burt, Cass, Cuming, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Thurston and Washington. Bouse Junction was also possibly affected by the storm.
Mon: High: 77 Low: 53 Partly cloudy; p.m. and overnight storms.
Hartley city administrator Patty Anderson said school started two hours late this morning as the storm knocked out the city's electric substation.
Rain chances will linger through the weekend, with thunderstorms likely Friday, Saturday and Sunday in areas of Arkansas. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. A First Alert on Saturday for a 30 percent chance for showers and storms.
After a low overnight Thursday into Friday around 42, Friday should be partly sunny, with a high near 59 and east winds at 10 to 15 miles per hour.
"The concern is how saturated the soil will already be by Friday", Kern said. "Luckily, we had some room in our waterways".
The two tornado deaths from Tuesday's storms bring the nation's 2017 total up to 34 fatalities, more than 2016 in its entirety (18) and nearly as many as 2015 (36), according to Patrick Marsh, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center. A mostly cloudy sky takes over for much of your morning and afternoon.
Large hail was reported in parts of Oklahoma Thursday. Then things get a bit more interesting. "It might be one of your only chances this week". There are reports of power flickering off and on around Norman. The highest threat for heavy rain will generally be south of US 36. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Flash flooding was reported in parts of Kansas and small sheds were damaged in Harvey by strong winds, according to the National Weather Service.