Severe thunderstorms moved through parts of New Mexico and Colorado Tuesday with large hail and a few tornado reports. The severe area for today shifts eastward into the Central and Southern Plains with a slight risk. The most likely area to see severe weather will be near the Red River of the South, where there is an enhanced risk from the Storm Prediction Center.
Isolated tornadoes are possible today with the most likely area near the Oklahoma and Texas border. Strong wind gusts may occur as well, along with large hail.
A low pressure center and surface trough/dry line will be the focus area for severe storms in the Southern Plains this evening. In the Central Plains, a stalled front and surface low will create a few severe storms in the late afternoon and early evening.
The area of concern for severe weather shifts slightly to the east for Thursday. Areas from the Ohio Valley to the Arklatex may see severe thunderstorms. Areas along the cold front and stationary front are the most likely to see severe weather, enhanced by a low pressure center.
On Friday, the storm system will weaken and the severe weather threat will diminish. A marginal risk extends through the South and Dixie.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels