Midwestern weather: Severe storms in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa will move to the Midwest, then the Mid-Atlantic
This system will move through an area with above average temperatures and a lot of humidity coming from the Gulf of Mexico, creating the perfect environment for thunderstorms.
By Monday, the same system will spread across the central Atlantic and northeastern regions of the country, affecting more than 50 million people.
Destructive winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are the main threats to this system, forecasters say.
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) on Saturday issued a slight risk, Level 2 out of 5, of severe storms for parts of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. The main threat appears to be large isolated hail, but destructive winds and an isolated tornado are also possible.
On Sunday morning, the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms increases as the system moves east.
The SPC has previously issued an increased risk, level 3 in 5, of severe storms over much of the central Mississippi region, including St. Louis and Little Rock.
Sunday’s threat begins with individual storms merging into a strong line on Sunday night.
The system is moving further east on Monday, bringing a severe storm threat to the mid-Atlantic and northeastern regions.
There is a slight risk, Level 2 of 5, Monday for much of the southern and central Appalachian region, including Atlanta, Knoxville, Charlotte and Raleigh.
Strong to severe thunderstorms are also possible for cities like New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, and Virginia Beach.
CNN meteorologist Monica Garrett contributed to this report.