Severe thunderstorms and flooding rains will top the weather headlines the next few days. Today’s threat extends from the Tennessee Valley into the Southern Plains. An enhanced risk has been posted by the Storm Prediction Center through tonight.
— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) April 28, 2017
Over the next few hours, areas in Kentucky and Tennessee are being watched for the threat of tornadoes along a warm front and ahead of a low pressure system. Later tonight, storms are expected to expand into the Central Plains down a cold front. The risk for tornadoes is less to the West, but there is an increased chance for strong wind gusts, large hail, and flooding.
On Saturday, a low pressure center develops further south into Texas. The severe weather threat remains enhanced, shifting south and west. Areas from Southern Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico have the possibility to see strong winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.
On Sunday, a cold front will stretch out from the Ohio Valley to the Mississippi Delta. There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms along the Mississippi River from south of St. Louis to Lake Pontchartrain.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels