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Several Days of Severe Weather Chances Near the Gulf

17 Jan 2017, 4:42 pm

Severe storms produced damage in Texas on Sunday and there will be a growing risk for severe storms nearly every day this week into this weekend along the Gulf of Mexico coast. Two tornadoes touched down in Northern and Central Texas this weekend, producing damage.

A marginal chance for severe weather continues for this evening. San Antonio and Houston are included in the risk area. Areas of heavy rain are possible as well in the strongest storms.

On Wednesday, the severe weather risk area continues for Eastern Texas and extends into Louisiana. In the late afternoon, a trough along the Texas – Louisiana border will be the focus for developing strong thunderstorms.

The trough will move slowly eastward on Thursday. The chance for severe weather will shift from New Orleans to Pensacola.

The severe weather risk is looking higher this weekend. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined areas from the Texas – Louisiana border to near Pensacola Saturday. On Sunday, the risk is from near New Orleans into Florida’s Big Bend.

A deep low pressure center and strong cold front will march across the South. Increasing humidity from the Gulf of Mexico coupled with Jet Stream energy aloft will help to build the severe risk this weekend for the Deep South.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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