Severe weather continues to pummel Midwest, threatening Chicago and St. Louis

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A multifaceted severe weather threat continues from Minnesota to Texas on Sunday, a day after more than two-dozen tornadoes were reported in the heart of “Tornado Alley.” The storms are associated with a potent area of low pressure that is tracking across the Plains, bringing rain and eventually even snow to North Dakota.

Meanwhile, along a cold front stretching from Minnesota to the U.S. border with Mexico, cold, dry air is colliding with warm, moist air streaming northward from the Gulf of Mexico. Differences in wind speed and direction with height, a phenomenon known as wind shear, is leading to the potential for a few tornadoes on Sunday Read more…

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