Forecasters: Storms, and maybe tornadoes, on tap for Midwest


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Strong storms, possibly including tornadoes, are in the forecast for parts of the Midwest as humid air surges in while temperatures climb into the 90s.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said areas around Chicago could see “explosive” storm development Wednesday afternoon. Forecaster Matt Mosier said tornadoes will be possible for about two hours in a triangle roughly from Davenport, Iowa, to Chicago to Milwaukee. Damaging winds are then expected across northern Indiana, southern Michigan and western Ohio.

The forecasters said the region could have storms early Wednesday, but that bigger ones will come later in the day. Mosier said that once the afternoon storms begin to develop, they will pop up quickly. The worst weather is expected to start west of Chicago and then move east.

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