The classic understanding of "Tornado Alley" brings up images of big twisters in Oklahoma and Kansas. A new assessment by storm experts now estimates that "Tornado Alley" has moved east and now includes large parts of Missouri and Illinois.
We always need to be aware of the potential for severe weather in the tri-states, but that's especially true for this Wednesday. There's a strong possibility many parts of our area will experience some level of severe storms beginning in the morning hours.
You'd be surprised what you can see in your own backyard on a clear night in Missouri. This assumes you have the right equipment like an amateur Missouri astronomer who just shared a truly epic up-close view of the moon.
It's no secret that some serious storms have moved through Kansas, Missouri and Illinois over the past day. The Kansas City area was treated with a spectacular lightning display as a new video share shows.