Meanwhile, confidence is increasing for severe weather across most of eastern Kansas, including the KVOE listening area, for Wednesday.
A stronger possibility of severe storms will be in the Wichita forecast on Wednesday.
For the past week, conditions have been mostly quiet across Central Illinois, which has meant mostly dry weather. These threats of medium to large hail, strong wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour and heavy rain largely impact areas in the north central part of the state, stretching east to north of Topeka and well into south central and southeast Nebraska.More news: Money in Budget for Barrier Reef
The first storm system riding that jet stream will bring a swath of severe weather on Monday from the Dakotas to western Texas. On Tuesday, the activity moves into the Central Plains.
This week is severe weather awareness week and each day this week we will highlight some important information regarding severe weather and today's topic is severe thunderstorms. While damaging winds and large hail are the main threat, tornadoes remain possible. The flooding chance is far more uncertain than the overall chance for severe weather though.
Primary threats include a few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible. By Tuesday, the warm weather will cover almost two-thirds of the country. With the warmth building during the midweek, it will suddenly feel like summertime in the Northeast by Thursday and Friday. This has the potential to be the warmest air mass this region has seen since September of a year ago. This will be the start of several warm days for the Northeast, with plenty of sunshine. That was higher than the short-term average - including in Grand Forks County. Overnight lows in the mid- to upper-60s are likely by the end of the week.