Stay safe out there.
While severe weather could continue to hammer much of the region, the states in the “bull’s-eye” for the most dangerous conditions Sunday will likely be Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa, said CNN Meteorologist Alexandra Steele.
Authorities call on everyone in the region to follow weather reports and make emergency preparations.
About 5 million residents from Wisconsin to Texas “need to be on guard,” Steele said.
“Some of the bigger cities that could see isolated tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds are: Green Bay, Chicago, St. Louis, Little Rock, and Houston.”
Five people, including two children, died from injuries related to a suspected tornado in the northwest Oklahoma town of Woodward early Sunday morning, said Amy Elliott of the state Medical Examiner’s Office.
The areas “most likely” to see tornadoes by Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service said, are northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin.
“Severe storms are also possible in a band from Illinois and Missouri southward into Arkansas, northwest Louisiana and east Texas,” the service added.
Saturday saw 122 reports of tornadoes in the central plains, the Storm Prediction Center noted. Not all have been confirmed, and some might be the same twister reported in a nearby area, but the number of reports is unusually high.