Damaging Thunderstorms Threatening the Southern Plains

By: By Brian Edwards
By: By Brian Edwards

A slow moving storm system currently centered across the central Plains will finally begin to move eastward tonight into Sunday. This is the same storm system that has produced flooding rains and damaging storms across portions of Texas and Oklahoma the last few days. As the storm shifts eastward, the risk of damaging thunderstorms will shift into the Lower Mississippi Valley and eventually the rest of the Southeast.
Ongoing thunderstorms over eastern Texas will translate eastward tonight into Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. These thunderstorms can produce large hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado. However, this complex may weaken a bit as it heads into the Lower Mississippi Valley overnight, away from the best dynamics.

Farther north and west, a new round of strong to severe thunderstorms will develop from central and eastern Kansas southward through eastern Texas. Thunderstorms will develop in these areas early this evening and shift eastward overnight into Sunday morning. This area of thunderstorms will have have the potential to produce large hail, damaging wind gusts, tornadoes and flooding downpours. Areas of central and eastern Texas have already received an abundance of rain over the last couple of days. Any more rainfall in these areas can cause localized flooding.

Motorists are advised not to cross flooded roadways, no matter what kind of vehicle they have. Travel along many secondary roads, highways, and even stretches of I-10, I-20, and I-35 could have disrupted travel due to high water that collects.

Ongoing thunderstorms over eastern Texas will translate eastward tonight into Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. These thunderstorms can produce large hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado. However, this complex may weaken a bit as it heads into the Lower Mississippi Valley overnight, away from the best dynamics.

Farther north and west, a new round of strong to severe thunderstorms will develop from central and eastern Kansas southward through eastern Texas. Thunderstorms will develop in these areas early this evening and shift eastward overnight into Sunday morning. This area of thunderstorms will have have the potential to produce large hail, damaging wind gusts, tornadoes and flooding downpours. Areas of central and eastern Texas have already received an abundance of rain over the last couple of days. Any more rainfall in these areas can cause localized flooding.

Motorists are advised not to cross flooded roadways, no matter what kind of vehicle they have. Travel along many secondary roads, highways, and even stretches of I-10, I-20, and I-35 could have disrupted travel due to high water that collects.


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