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Severe weather for U.S. enters Day 3

Posted at 11:52 AM, Apr 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-02 11:52:25-04

It's no secret this year's been a slow one for severe weather, but the last two days and the last week have been the exception. Today, this exceptionally active weather continues across the Plains and the Midwest.

The potential risk for another round of damaging winds, large hail and even a few tornadoes stretches from Oklahoma and Kansas all the way to southwest Ohio.

The Storm Prediction Center has even placed an enhanced risk for severe weather over southern Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky. That's a greater chance for nasty thunderstorms than what the rest of the country saw yesterday.

That's saying something because in the last two days, the amount of severe hail we've seen all year has doubled. The number of wind damage reports saw a 25 percent increase and the number of tornadoes increased by 10 percent.

Thursday won't be the final day of severe weather this week, either. On Friday, the same enhanced risk for damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes moves into the South and the Mid-South.