National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the central Plains, from northeastern Colorado into portions of southwestern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas. Large hail, damaging straight-line winds will be the main threats, though a couple of tornadoes are possible, as well.
Read More...

Last Update: 852 AM CDT WED AUG 27 2014

View Nearby Observations

Lake Michigan Michigan City IN to St. Joseph MI 5 NM off shore to Mid Lake

Marine Zone Forecast

WAVES ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES WHICH WILL OCCASIONALLY BE ENCOUNTERED.

  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE OF 30.2 INCHES OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL MOVE ACROSS THE LAKES REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...THEN BEGIN TO WEAKEN AS IT MOVES ACROSS NEW ENGLAND THURSDAY NIGHT. LOW PRESSURE OF 29.7 INCHES IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS ON THURSDAY. THIS LOW IS FORECAST TO TRACK NORTHEAST AND LIFT A WARM FRONT ACROSS THE LAKE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. ANOTHER LOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE WESTERN LAKES ON SATURDAY...AND MOVE ACROSS THE LAKE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
  • Rest Of Today Northeast winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
  • Tonight Northeast winds 10 to 20 kt becoming east. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
  • Thursday East winds 10 to 20 kt. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
  • Thursday Night East winds 10 to 20 kt becoming southeast 15 to 25 kt. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
  • Friday South winds 15 to 25 kt. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 3 to 5 ft occasionally to 7 ft.
  • Friday Night Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
  • Saturday Southwest winds 10 to 15 kt becoming northwest 15 to 20 kt saturday night. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sunday Northwest winds 15 to 20 kt becoming northeast 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon...then southeast sunday night. slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 3 to 5 ft occasionally to 7 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft.



Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Lake Michigan Michigan City IN to St. Joseph MI 5 NM off shore to Mid Lake
Mobile Version