Meteorologists predicted that a strong storm system capable generating large hail, isolated tornadoes and damaging windstorms would batter the South through Tuesday.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), while thunderstorms are all year long, severe weather is at its peak in the region in March, April, and May.
According to the Weather Service, a strong front that produces rain and snow over the Rockies will move east. A wave of low pressure will then develop over the Southern High Plains. The Gulf of Mexico will bring moisture northward to the plains and Mississippi Valley. As of Monday morning, severe thunderstorms were possible in several areas of the Southern Plains or Lower Mississippi Valley.
Meteorologists stated that rolling storms could produce lightning, hail, tornadoes, heavy wind gusts and excessive rainfall, which could lead to flash flooding.
Here’s a look at the forecast for each region.
In Texas, stormy weather starts Monday afternoon.
About 13 million people across central and eastern Texas were under an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms on Monday, including the cities of Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, according to the Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center.
A larger area with a slight risk of thunderstorms covered several millions more people. It reached western Louisiana, Arkansas’ southwest tip, and Oklahoma’s southernmost part.
Parts of Texas could get up to four inches of rain between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. There may be isolated areas of higher rainfall and street flooding. the Weather Service in Houston said.
Although there was uncertainty regarding the exact timing and areas that would see the worst rains, meteorologists advised residents to be prepared.
On Tuesday, the Southeast is awash with storms
On Tuesday, storms will push eastward and more than two millions people in Louisiana and Mississippi will be at risk from severe weather. Baton Rouge, La. and Jackson, Miss. are two of the cities that will be under this warning.
More than four million people will be at increased risk of severe storms. They will be circling the southwestern edge of Louisiana, most of Mississippi, and a small portion of Alabama.
On Tuesday, the main threat will be tornadoes before and after the storm. the Weather Service in New Orleans saidHail larger than an inch could form, according to some reports. It was predicted that up to three inches could fall. A tornado outbreak was also possible on Tuesday.
Mississippi could experience winds as strong and gusty as 70 miles an hour. forecasters said. Similar conditions were expected in other parts of the state.
Three inches of rain were expected to fall on Memphis, Tenn. The amount of rain expected to fall in the east, including Georgia, is lower.
Beginning Wednesday, parts of the East Coast will be subject to a slight and marginal risk of severe weather.
Source: NY Times