Flash Flooding Threatens the Central U.S.
Quarter to golf ball-size hail fell Thursday when storms associated with a cold front swinging across the nation. Once again today, areas of the central U.S. will be at risk for more severe thunderstorm activity. Damaging winds and large hail will be the major threat this afternoon and evening, however a small risk for isolated tornadoes does exist.
Flash flooding will be a concern as well. For some, this expected rain will be the second round of showers and thunderstorms in the past 24 hours. For others it will be slow moving storms that continue to wring out the available moisture in the atmosphere. General rainfall totals will range from 1 – 3″ with more accumulated in isolated spots where the storms build. Relief is in-store behind this front as cooler dry air moves in, making it feel a bit more like fall for the Central U.S.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Tracey Anthony