Life-Threatening Storms to Impact South on Sunday
Residents in the south need to brace for life-threatening storms Sunday afternoon.
It’s been a volatile week in the United States with severe weather striking almost daily.
Tornadoes were reported Friday in Virginia Beach and more on Saturday in Texas. Storms produced up to softball size hail in Texas Saturday evening.
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This severe threat ramps up significantly on Sunday. The bull’s-eye for the most intense storms appear to be centered over central and east Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and western Mississippi during Sunday and Sunday night.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed cities like Houston under a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms. This means storms are expected to be widespread, intense and potential long lasting.
Storms on Sunday have the potential to produce destructive winds, very large hail and tornadoes. Hail will be large enough to dent cars, destroy windows and be potentially fatal to those caught outdoors without protection.
Storms are forecast to develop by mid-afternoon and move east into Louisiana later in the evening.
Severe storms will spread into the southeast on Monday where there is a “Slight Risk” for severe weather.
Please stay weather aware if you are in the risk area and have a plan in place. Download the WeatherNation weather app and have a way to receive weather alerts should threatening weather head your way.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Nick Merianos