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Severe weather is targeting the Plains with dangerous storms, intense downpours, and flash flooding


A strong storm will sweep over the Plains late this week, producing gusty thunderstorms, isolated tornadoes, heavy rain, and flash flooding.

Key Highlights

Threats: Flash Flooding, damaging winds, heavy downpours, isolated tornadoes, hail

States affected: NE, KS, OK, TX, IL, MO, IA, AR, TN, LA, WI

When:Thursday, November 3 - Saturday, November 5, 2022


Businesses across the Plains need to prepare for severe weather that will move through the area late Thursday through Friday night. The storm system could bring gusty thunderstorms, isolated tornadoes, intense downpours, and flash flooding in some locations. The Midwest into northern Texas will start to see rain and showers Thursday night, followed by more intense storms with the threat of flash flooding, hail, and damaging winds. page-8-Nov-03-2022-08-49-22-5683-AM

By Friday, the storm's energy will slowly move eastward, and the threat of severe weather will focus across central and eastern Texas, Oklahoma, and into the Ozarks. Damaging wind gusts could reach up to 65 mph, with AccuWeather Local StormMax™ at 80 mph.  


These storms could bring heavy downpours Friday night across central Texas and could see severe weather into the overnight hours. The main concern for businesses will be the threat of tornadoes and straight line winds.

page-2-Nov-02-2022-08-09-06-3304-AMThe risk of flooding and strong thunderstorms will move across the area from the Louisiana coast to parts of Iowa and Wisconsin. Rain is much needed in the Mississippi River basin despite the flooding threat. 

page-9-2Businesses in these areas should prepare for significant rainfall Friday afternoon into Saturday evening, with rainfall of up to 4 inches in some areas. AccuWeather Local StormMax™ forecasts up to 7 inches of rain. 

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Businesses in these areas should keep an eye on this system and should: 

  • Identify hazards most likely to impact your location & cause business disruptions. 
  • Take steps to minimize inventory loss due to flooding. If your warehouse is in a low-lying area, you should take precautions.
  • Prepare for possible disruption to ground logistics due to road closures, flooded roads, and power outages.

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