A severe weather outbreak, including tornadic supercells, is possible Thursday afternoon and evening, following two days of destructive tornadoes in the Plains states. The storms will also be capable of producing very large hail, damaging wind gusts and flash flooding. Wednesday evening, a long-lived supercell thunderstorms spawned multiple tornadoes in northern Kansas, with damage reported to at least 20 homes.

The tornado narrowly missed the town of Chapman, and passed north of the city of Abilene. This extended siege of severe weather is being triggered by ripples of energy ejecting eastward from a southward dip in the jet stream across the West. READ MORE