Growing up in the Midwest, I'm used to severe thunderstorms. However, if Frankie MacDonald is correct, Missouri may see storms that bring "chain lightning" to the state this week.

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In case you're not familiar, Frankie MacDonald is one of the most popular amateur weathermen on the internet. I knew that we had a chance of severe storms Tuesday night into Wednesday this week, but had no clue that "chain lightning" was possible. Here's Frankie being Frankie.

If you had a hard time keeping up with Frankie, he provided a helpful transposition of his forecast.

Severe Thunderstorms is on its way for Missouri on Wednesday March 30, 2022 and it will bring 30+ mm of Rain and it will bring Chain Lightning and Very Loud Thunder Especially in Kansas City and Saint Louis including Springfield, Seymour, Jefferson City Missouri and it will cause Power Outages and the cold Front will bring Winter Like Temperatures from Summer Like Temperatures and it will cause Tornadoes and Hail Possible for Missouri and the Sewers will Back up on the Streets and Storm Chasers have your storm Chasing Vehicles Ready and Be Very Careful looking for Tornadoes and it will also hit Arkansas and The Warm air is coming from the Gulf of Mexico and Cold Air coming from Northern United States that will Cause Severe Thunderstorms in Missouri with Heavy Downpours Large Hail and Possible Tornadoes. People in Missouri Be Prepared Have your Rubber Boots, Rain Coats and Rain Suits Ready and When you Go Outside Wear your Rain Gear, Rubber Boots and Rain Coats to Keep you Dry. Order your Pizzas and Chinese Food and Buy Cases of Pepsi and Coke. Have your Samsung Galaxys, Samsung Galaxy Smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Tablets, Smartphones, Cell Phones, Laptops and Tablets Charged and Have your 3G, 4G, 5G and LTE Internet Ready. When the Severe Thunderstorms Happens Unplug your Televisions, Computers, Stereos and Gaming Consoles so you Don't Get a Power Surge. When the Severe Thunderstorms Happens Get inside of your House so you Can Be Safe. Stay Away from Underneath the Trees and Open Fields such as Golf Courses so you Don't Get Struck By Lightning. If you Have anybody Living in Missouri Be Prepared for Severe Thunderstorms on Wednesday March 30, 2022. Take Care and Stay Safe and Don't Get Caught in the Severe Thunderstorms Stay Dry and Be Safe.

I'm out of breath reading that. I can't imagine saying all that like Frankie does. Whew.

For reference, here's the official National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday overnight:

A chance of rain before 10pm, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms between 10pm and 1am, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

It's curious that they left "chain lightning" out. Perhaps they were trying not to scare us.

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