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More Severe Storms Likely Monday

Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected across the southern Plains today (Monday). The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a slight (category 2 out of 5) risk from the Arklatex to the Texas Panhandle. A trough of low pressure aloft will drive a cold front southward, acting as the trigger for storms. Instability, or the energy in the atmosphere, is expected to be high across a large section of the Plains due to warm temperatures and high humidity.

Simulated radar images have been added below to help show when and where storms are expected to form and move throughout the day. Expect a few strong or severe storms from afternoon through the evening. Severe weather may continue into the overnight with the potential for damaging wind gusts.

Storms could form linear or even bow shaped segments in the afternoon and evening. If lines of storms are able to form, the risk for more widespread damaging winds is expected to increase. Storms may be able to hold together as they continue to progress to the south and east with damaging winds and large hail the primary threats. The tornado risk is low.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest forecast and alerts. Be sure to have a severe weather plan in place and know where your safe room is if you’re in the risk area.

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Rob grew up in South Florida, where daily afternoon storms and hurricanes piqued his interest in meteorology early on. That interest was fostered by his teachers and his father, who one time brought him onto the roof of their home to watch a funnel cloud move through the Everglades several miles away. ... Load MoreYears of filmmaking and tv production in high school gradually pushed him toward broadcast meteorology at Florida State University, where he joined and eventually led the student run daily weather show. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, he began his career at KESQ in Palm Springs, California before heading to KFSN in Fresno and WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina. He has covered a diverse array of extreme weather events, including haboobs and flash flooding in the desert, extreme snow in the Sierra, hurricanes, and Appalachian ice storms. He also enjoys telling stories and reporting about weather issues.

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