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Severe storms, tornadoes rip through Midwest

Severe threat moves east Friday

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ROANOKE, Va – Thursday afternoon, severe storms, including tornadoes, tore a path of destruction through the Midwest. The hardest hit areas were in central Iowa where numerous tornadoes ripped through towns.

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The textbook supercell thunderstorms, which sometimes spawn tornadoes, developed just before 5:00 eastern time and intensified through the early evening. The signature hook represents rotation in the storm.

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 The color on the image below represents where the storm was rotating and shows the path the rotating thunderstorms took.

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The severe threat Friday pushes east. Tornadoes are once again possible through Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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A few strong storms will be possible locally Saturday afternoon and evening, but the storm system will be much weaker by that time. 


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