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Severe Threat Moves East

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Strong storms made their way through eastern New Mexico and west Texas on Monday, but that may only be just the start of an active week of severe weather.

As stronger storms continue to slowly track east and north on Tuesday, storms could fire in west Texas north into eastern Colorado and western Kansas and Nebraska. While large hail, strong winds and isolated tornadoes will be big threats with these storms, flash flooding – already impacting places such as Lubbock, Texas and Manhattan, Kansas on Monday – could become even more of a problem as heavy rains fall on many of the same places that saw it on Monday as well.

By Wednesday, however, the potent upper-level low responsible for the soaking rainfall across the region on Monday will slowly push eastward into a warmer and more humid airmass, potentially setting off even stronger storms in the southern plains, targeting Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas (see the map). Tornadoes could be more widespread and a bigger threat on Wednesday.

Additionally, as a trough of low pressure moves out of the Rockies on Friday and Saturday, there are indications that Saturday could be a potentially major severe weather day, and it’s certainly a situation we’ll be closely monitoring here at and on WeatherNation.

Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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