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Severe storms continue overnight before threat increases for Midwest on Tuesday

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Severe thunderstorms will continue through the overnight hours Monday before an even more serious threat unfolds across the Midwest on Tuesday.Storms tore across parts of the Great Lakes during the day Monday, but attention toward the central U.S. on Monday night. That’s where strong storms will begin before ripping across the Plains and into the Midwest by Tuesday morning.Dozens of weather alerts have been issued across the northern tier of the U.S. because of the storms.HOW TO WATCH FOX WEATHERBoth Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm watches have also been issued for several states.WATCH VS. WARNING: HERE ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE WEATHER TERMS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFEMonday’s severe storms will lead to another day of destructive weather that is expected to march across the central U.S. on Tuesday.Tens of millions of people from Texas to the Great Lakes will be at risk of seeing strong to severe thunderstorms Tuesday, but the Storm Prediction Center has zoned in on parts of the Midwest where the threat is much higher.More than a million people in Iowa, Illinois and extreme northeastern Missouri are in a Level 4 out of 5 risk on Tuesday. This includes the cities of Davenport and Iowa City in Iowa, and Moline, Rock Island and Galesburg in Illinois.THE SPC 5-POINT SEVERE THUNDERSTORM RISK CATEGORY SCALE EXPLAINEDMore than 15 million people from Kansas and Nebraska to Wisconsin are at a Level 3 out of 5 risk Tuesday, which includes Kansas City in Missouri, Des Moines in Iowa, Peoria in Illinois and La Crosse in Wisconsin.The Level 2 risk includes more than 26 million people in cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, and Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma.Damaging wind gusts, large hail and possible tornadoes are again going to be the main threats from thunderstorms that develop across the region on Tuesday.Some changes to the forecast are likely, but the FOX Forecast Center said it expects the heartland and southern Plains to remain active this week.HOUSTON METRO ROCKED BY 100 MPH DERECHO THAT LEFT 7 DEAD AND OVER 1 MILLION WITHOUT POWER

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