Severe Weather Threat Increasing Including Tornadoes & Damaging Winds Expected Today
(Dec 26, 2018)
Severe thunderstorms are expected initially over portions of west-central Texas during the afternoon, with more storms forming in central Texas. The severe risk will likely spread eastward across central and eastern Texas during the evening and overnight.
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Severe thunderstorms will be possible from portions of Oklahoma into much of Texas, southwestern Arkansas, and western Louisiana. Scattered thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon across much of Texas, then gradually align in a squall line with leading thunderstorms by late evening and into the overnight hours across eastern Texas. Be sure to have a way to receive any warnings and weather alerts overnight.
Damaging winds, a couple of tornadoes and large hail are the primary threats however Heavy rainfall could also lead to some localized areas of flash flooding from Texas into Oklahoma and southern Kansas.
Looking Ahead Into Thursday…
The threat of severe storms will shift eastward into the lower Mississippi Valley and parts of the north-central Gulf Coast. An ongoing squall line will move into western Louisiana and coastal southeast Texas Thursday morning, then continue eastward into Louisiana, Mississippi and western Alabama during the day. Damaging winds and a couple of tornadoes will be the main concerns. Heavy rain may also yield some areas of localized flash flooding from the northern Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians.
Categorical Day 2 Outlook
The probability of severe weather
Now is a good time to make sure your Weather Radios are on and working! Things could get bumpy!
Stay Safe & Stay Weather Aware!