By Alex Sosnowski – AccuWeather
Another outbreak of severe storms, including tornadoes, will get up to full steam on Saturday over the Central states.
The risk of severe weather will stretch along a swath approximately 1,200 miles long.
According to AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Eddie Walker, severe storms will rake the Plains from near the borders of Canada to Mexico on Saturday into Saturday night.
The storms will affect areas from North Dakota and Minnesota to Texas.
“The entire gambit of severe weather is expected, with high wind gusts to 70 mph, very large hail, heavy rainfall and frequent cloud to ground lightning likely in the strongest storms,” Walker said.
The strongest thunderstorms will also spawn tornadoes with the threat highest from south-central Nebraska to western and central Oklahoma and neighboring communities in Texas.
Within this area, there is concern for a few strong and long-tracking tornadoes.
While stressing that the danger exists throughout the above area, AccuWeather.com Assistant Director of Storm Warnings Andrew Gagnon stated, “The greatest threat for a long-lived tornado is across western Oklahoma.”
People spending time outdoors or traveling across Interstate 10, I-20, I-40, I-70, I-80, I-90 and I-94 through Texas and the Plains should be on the lookout for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Officials will need to monitor the weather conditions closely for the Major League Baseball game at Kansas City, Missouri, between the Yankees and Royals on Saturday evening.