Over 200 000 without power as severe thunderstorms hit parts of US
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop today near a surface low and along an attendant cold front as it pushes eastward through the north-central U.S. and into the upper Midwest by this weekend. Some of the storms may contain severe weather and heavy to excessive rainfall, given plenty of moisture and instability present along the cold front. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted areas from the upper Mississippi Valley to the northern/central Plains on Friday within a slight risk for severe thunderstorms, with the slight risk area shifting eastward into parts of the upper Midwest/middle Mississippi Valley on Saturday.
Most of these storms should be fairly progressive, but heavy rainfall within some storms may be enough to produce isolated flash flooding, particularly across portions of the upper Midwest on Saturday. Accordingly, WPC has placed this region at a slight risk for excessive rainfall/flash flooding. Featured image credit: NASA/GOES-East. Acquired 21:30 UTC, June 28, 2018.