Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska - states that are part of what's known as Tornado Alley - had no tornadoes this year as of last week; typically, the three would have seen almost 50 tornadoes by the end of April.
Thursday: 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m.
Another storm is expected to hit the area Thursday evening. Most of Eastern Massachusetts is at a "marginal" risk for the thunderstorms, showers, and powerful winds, forecasters wrote. "The main threats will be the potential for large hail up to 2" in diameter, wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour, and an isolated tornado. "The overall threat of severe weather with this activity should decrease as it moves into western Arkansas".
"Some of them could become severe, especially towards northwest Missouri and southeast Nebraska", she said. After that, a quick wave might create scattered storms late Sunday, but it seems that Tuesday night and Wednesday of next week would be a more favorable time for more storms to visit.
Several tornadoes touched down in the Plains, and one of them was a frighteningly-large twister that churned across Kansas.
Wednesday's area of "moderate" risk - the second highest used by the Storm Prediction Center - include Topeka and Lawrence, Kansas, and the Kansas City metro.
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Severe weather threats after 6 p.m. Moisture laden air from the Gulf of Mexico is having a more normal interaction with dry air flowing from the desert south-western states (dry line). "However, the potential for a brief tornado will exist". Overnight lows will be near 60F. Some of the storms could be severe. Sunny skies and temperatures in the lower 80°s for the first time in almost seven months.
Another chance of rain exists, but the highest odds of development are mainly for areas west of I-35.
We could see around an inch of rain close to area-wide through Friday. Tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds are anticipated.
A red flag warning for high winds and fire danger was to expire at 9 p.m. Wednesday night. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the San Juan Mountains for 5-10 inches of snow in the mountains around Telluride, Lake City, and Ouray.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.