MediumUnited States of America2024-04-18T00:00:00Z

As per reports, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued warnings for severe thunderstorms accompanied by conditions favourable for tornadoes in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky on Thursday (18 April).

Tornado warnings were issued for Clinton and northeastern Washington counties, southeastern Monroe, Randolph counties, Fayette County, Christian County, and Shelby County in south-central Illinois, southeastern Missouri, and Southwestern Lampasas County in the central Texas region valid until 1930 hours (local time).

• There is a likelihood of further such warnings being issued. To stay updated it is advised to periodically monitor the tornado warning bulletin issued on the official website of NWS (https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Tornado%20Warning).
• Additionally, severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for eastern parts of Missouri and southern regions of Illinois. The regions placed under these warnings can be accessed on the updated bulletins on the official website of the NWS (https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Severe%20Thunderstorm%20Warning).
• Furthermore, the NWS also issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The detailed list of all regions placed under this warning can be accessed on the official severe thunderstorm watch bulletin on the NWS website (https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Severe%20Thunderstorm%20Watch).
• The issuance of severe thunderstorm warnings and watches, as well as tornado warnings, indicates that atmospheric conditions are conducive to the development of severe weather.


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