Severe weather hit the Plains and South this weekend and additional chances for strong storms continues in the forecast for this week. Dozens of reports of large hail were received yesterday and earlier today, with the largest up to softball size.
Severe Thunderstorm Watches are already in effect through this evening from the Ohio Valley to the Mississippi Valley. Large hail and damaging wind gusts are possible from Louisville to Birmingham.
An enhanced risk for severe weather has been outlined by the Storm Prediction Center from Southern Indiana to Northern Mississippi. Large hail and strong winds are the biggest concern, with isolated tornadoes possible.
The cold front will continue to track to the east with showers and thunderstorms remaining strong to severe through the evening. The risk for tornadoes would be early this evening, closer to the low pressure center and warm front. Wind damage and large hail will remain a concern into the overnight.
For the week ahead, the severe weather potential continues as another low pressure center moves out of the West. The risk area moves from the Plains on Tuesday into the Deep South by Thursday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels