7-day precipitation forecast from the National Weather Service. The beleaguered central United States, already rocked by severe weather and flooding in the spring, must brace for a multiday onslaught of violent storms. Beginning Friday and continuing for at least several days, atmospheric ingredients may support dangerous storms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes and flooding. On Tuesday, the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center declared an elevated risk of severe weather every day in its four-to-eight day outlook, covering the period Friday through Tuesday . It marked the first time that the center had highlighted such a threat over so many days in more than decade of issuing such outlooks. Risk of severe weather over the next eight days. (National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center) And the way things look, severe season could remain more active than normal perhaps through the end of May. The first wave arrives Friday afternoon as a shot of upper-level energy approaches the nation’s midsection from the west. Severe storms will fire in a narrow but extensive […]