Thursday looks active for the Southern Plains and the Mississippi Valley as a cold front sweeps across these areas. Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday we’re going to have to watch for heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms. A high pressure system setting up over the Southeast will allow for southerly flow out of the Gulf waters on Thursday.
We are expecting pockets of heavy rainfall with thunderstorms today across south Texas. Expect 1-2″ of rainfall with embedded pockets of heavier rain. A Flood Watch has been issued for parts of south Texas today as we could see some high rivers, creeks and streams and isolated ponding on the roadways.
An excessive rainfall outlook has been issued for most of Texas’ Gulf Coast today for the risk of ponding on the roadways and localized flooding.
Wind & Severe
Most storms today will be sub-severe, but a few storms could be on the stronger side with gusty winds and small hail.
We will also be looking at gusty winds behind the front. A wind advisory has been issued for the Dallas metro and surrounding areas for gusts to 40 mph.
Steady rain could lead to localized flooding being elevated along the I-10 into the evening hours, but by the overnight, most of us will be drying out with the exception of a few showers in the deep south into the Carolinas.
Most of the showers will be off shore by Friday morning, and clearing behind the front!
We will be tracking the forecast in this region in the Central Regional Forecast that plays at :30 past the hour, every hour, 24 hours a day.