Multiple Rounds of Severe Thunderstorms, Including Tornadoes, to Hit Plains, Midwest, South | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel

  • Parts of the Plains, Midwest and South will see multiple waves of severe storms in the week ahead.
  • Large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible.
  • Flash flooding will also be a threat because of heavy rainfall.

Multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain will hit parts of the Plains, Midwest and South well into the week ahead as a parade of disturbances continue to track into central US

The storms this week could pack tornadoes, possibly strong, destructive straight-line winds, large hail and flash flooding.

The first system in this active weather pattern ignited severe storms in the Plains and Midwest Friday into Saturday. That system was followed by a supercell storms packing up to the size of baseballs in West Texas.

Rain and thunderstorms from that second system are spreading through the Plains right now. It’s likely to flare up more severe weather in the south-central US later Monday.

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Make sure you have a plan in the event of severe weather, including where to take shelter. National Weather Service watches and warnings that can also wake you up at night, via smartphone wireless emergency alerts, The Weather Channel app and NOAA weather radio.

Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know this week.

Severe Weather Forecast

Monday-Monday Night

A disturbance spread across the Southern Plains will likely produce severe storms in parts of Oklahoma, North Texas, southern Kansas, southern Missouri and northern Arkansas on Monday.

Tornadoes, large hail and wind damage could be threats in these areas. Some tornadoes could be strong (EF2 + intensity) and hail two inches or larger in diameter possible, especially in the darker red-shaded area on the map below.

Heavy rain could also cause flash flooding in many of the same areas.

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(Shaded on the map above is likely to cause severe thunderstorms, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. Note that not all categories apply for severe weather risk on a particular day.)

Tuesday-Tuesday Night

This system could continue to produce severe weather in the Ohio Valley Tuesday.

Damaging winds and hail are both possible, especially from northern Kentucky into southern Indiana and southern Ohio.

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Wednesday-Wednesday Night

Yet another disturbance will arrive in the Plains on Wednesday.

Large hail, damaging winds and some tornadoes could accompany severe weather that flares up in northern Texas, Oklahoma, southern Kansas, northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

Supercell storms could spawn strong tornadoes and very large hail, especially in the darker red-shaded area on the map below.

Flash flooding from heavy rain is also a concern in Oklahoma, eastern Kansas, northwest Arkansas and parts of Missouri.

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(Shaded on the map above is likely to cause severe thunderstorms, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. Note that not all categories apply for severe weather risk on a particular day.)

Thursday-Thursday Night

This system will continue to produce severe weather as it tracks eastward on Thursday.

Areas from northeast Texas to the lower Mississippi and Ohio valleys have the greatest chance of seeing severe storms that could produce damaging winds, large hail and some tornadoes.

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(Shaded on the map above is likely to cause severe thunderstorms, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. Note that not all categories apply for severe weather risk on a particular day.)

Check back for important updates over the next several days as the details of these latest spring storms come into focus.

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