Severe Weather Threat Over Wide Area for South, East
After severe weather pushed through much of the Central Plains states on Saturday, more severe weather is on tap for the second half of the weekend and into the early part of the work week, with hail, strong winds and isolated tornadoes all possible.
A strong area of low pressure moving east out of the Rocky Mountains is drawing up plenty of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico out ahead of it, and a clash of warm, moist air and cooler, drier air on the back end of the area of the low is setting the stage for another bout of severe weather for a wide area.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has zeroed in on Arkansas and much of the southeast for severe storms on Sunday. The “enhanced” risk zone (see map), shown in orange, targets Arkansas and the ArkLaTex region for having the greatest chance at the strongest storms on Sunday. The primary threats from Sunday’s storms will be strong wind and hail, but tornadoes can’t be ruled out.
By Monday, the same storm moves east, bringing the threat of stronger storms to the mid-Atlantic and into north Florida, with damaging wind gusts expected to be the primary hazard as the storm system eventually moves into the Atlantic by Tuesday.
Meteorologist Chris Bianchi