MASSIVE storms will hit the US this week after Tornadoes and softball-sized hailstones hit many areas, causing extensive damage.
Residents shared photos of massive hail whipping vehicles and pounding homes in Nebraska, with wilder weather expected in Chicago, Illinois.
The National Weather Service urged residents of southeastern Nebraska to stay indoors after threats of tornadoes, hail and heavy rain Saturday night.
Tornadoes were localized in Gage County while softball-sized hail and severe weather caused widespread damage in the area, the Beatrice Daily Sun reported.
Local residents reported hail with a diameter of more than four centimeters.
Beatrice’s Nick Meyer tweeted photos of the hail and said: “The 5 inch split when it hit the ground but there are also 3 inch plus big ones on my freezer.”
The hail shattered car windshields and caused extensive damage to homes.
About 3,000 customers in the Omaha area lost power, according to the Omaha Public Power District.
This comes as residents buckle up for possible tornadoes and damaging winds in the Chicago area.
A complex of storms is expected to move across the upper Midwest, bringing destructive weather to some areas, ABC 7 reported.
Illinois Representative Chris Welch shared on Twitter a photo of a massive tree that was felled due to inclement weather.
He also said they are currently tracking about 64,000 people who are without power.
A blast of hot and humid air can produce large hail, severe storms and even tornadoes.
A tornado watch was issued through 11:00 PM CT Monday and a severe thunderstorm watch was issued through 9:00 PM CT.
The National Weather Service said the weather threatening Illinois is accompanied by a dangerous heat wave.
The weather service said temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday will be well above the 1990s.
With the humidity from storms, it’s expected to feel as hot as 105 in some areas.
The heat warning was issued from Tuesday noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Temperatures could trigger heat-related illnesses in less than 30 minutes of outdoor activities, and officials have told residents to take extra precautions.
This comes just days after tornadoes made landfall in Kansas with a building collapse and damage reported during severe storms.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5555073/tornado-sirens-us-weather-warning-tracker/ Tornadoes and softball-sized hailstones with warnings of severe, fast-moving storms are set to hit the US this week