Nightly News   |  May 28, 2013

Dangerous weather in store from Plains to southern Great Lakes

Severe thunderstorms will bring rain and hail and possibly more tornados to parts of the Plains and Midwest.  The Weather Channel’s Chris Warren emphasizes the importance of taking these warnings seriously.

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>>> happening again in the american midwest tonight, and the prognosis for the next 24 hours is rough for millions of people across a wide area. already tonight, we've had tornado warnings in at least four states and reports of tornadoes on the ground including in kansas adjacent to the state that's been the focus of so much of our attention after the massive twister that hit moore, oklahoma. it's the same storm system that just yesterday brought us these storm chaser pictures from inside one of the funnels, and the problem now tonight is the size of this system, the energy it's carrying and where it's headed. we want to start off tonight with meteorologist chris warren at weather channel head quarters. chris, good evening.

>> good evening, brian. it's already shaping up to a dangerous night, in fact a dangerous fumich days on the way with a possible severe weather and tornado outbreak on our hands. let's take a look right now where the threat is tonight until 10:00 , tornado watch , conditions favorable for the development of more tornadoes here in the red shaded area. now looking at the threat for severe thunderstorms in the red, thunderstorms can happen anywhere in the orange or the red, large hail, damaging winds and a fumich tornadoes tonight. tomorrow still a chance for strong storms for tens of millions of people. it's the pink, that's where you have the chance for some strong long-lived tornadoes and this will be the most life-threatening situation and this threat does continue again on thursday looking at the chance for some strong storms again tornado threat, parts of oklahoma up to wisconsin and brian you need to keep track of these watches and the warnings if you live in those areas and take those parngz very seriously.

>> we have camera cruise and correspondents across a wide area. chris warren from weather channel headquarters, thanks.