Nightly News   |  May 29, 2013

Severe weather outbreak underway

Conditions are favorable for the development of tornados in Kansas, Oklahoma and surrounding states. Isolated tornadoes are also possible in the Northeast. The Weather Channel’s Chris Warren reports.

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>> now let's check in on what kind of a night we can expect. chris warren at weather channel headquarters tonight. chris, good evening.

>> reporter: good evening, brian. a busy night. that's the short answer. already the severe weather outbreak is under way. we are watching storms develop. there is still the risk for seeing a tornado outbreak as well. so we are looking at these storms developing. we are watching the watches, also the warnings as they come in. as we look at the area, the threat area, the areas in red show us where there is that tornado watch that's currently in effect. this means this area here, conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. with this tonight, tomorrow, there is the possibility for long track damaging tornadoes. here is the threat for tonight. anywhere in red you have your best chance for severe weather . some of these storms, again, could be life threatening. very strong. now isolated tornadoes are possible in the northeast tonight. also looking at the potential for damaging winds and some very strong wind gusts. for tomorrow, another significant severe weather and tornado threat. notice, some of the same areas that are seeing it tonight now including some bigger cities could have some very strong storms. that's for tomorrow. this threat still continues again on friday. looking at oklahoma city . still in the red. still in the threat zone. so this severe weather outbreak we are seeing is going to be with us for a few days. pay attention, be prepared. be ready to go under ground if asked to do so.

>> folks in the path of this stay close to a local broadcast. chris, thanks.