Severe thunderstorms will be developing from the Plains into the South through this weekend into next week. For tonight, the Central and Southern Plains have a slight risk for severe thunderstorms as a strong low pressure center and cold front moves out of the Front Range. Upper level energy is increasing along with humidity levels to help produce the intense storms.
Isolated tornadoes are possible this afternoon and evening, with a better chance for large hail and damaging wind gusts. Areas near the low pressure center and along the cold front are the most likely to see severe storms.
On Friday, the storm system will push to the east. The severe weather threat will slide from the Arklatex to the Gulf of Mexico coast. Upper level energy will continue to increase, along with instability. The surface low pressure center will slow down and weaken slightly, but the cold front will remain sharp.
The storm system will continue to push to the east on Saturday, with severe weather chances from the Tennessee Valley into the Deep South. Strong winds and large hail will be possible with a line of storms. The tornado chance will be low as upper level energy weakens and pulls northward, away from the higher heat and humidity.
Another upper level system will dive out of the west and into the Southern Plains on Sunday. A low pressure center and cold front will move from the Four Corners into Texas and Oklahoma as a dry line develops. Hail, wind, and tornadoes are all possible as heat and humidity returns to the region.
For Monday, severe weather chances shift to the east once again, into Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. A deep trough in the upper levels of the atmosphere coupled with a strong surface low will keep the severe weather risk in the forecast.
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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaelsz