Deep South braces for TORNADO threat as severe thunderstorms will bring wild wind gusts and huge hail
A SERIES of severe thunderstorms is expected to pummel the south this week as low and high wind pressures converge and could possibly set off a tornado.
States in the heart of the sunbelt are bracing for the threat of a tornado as the weather pattern picks up in the region, bringing with it jet-stream disturbances that could lead to a tornado, with severe down pours and flash flooding all but guaranteed.
On Tuesday, high pressure winds from the west coast will converge in the low-pressure system in the Plains, pulling in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.
This will then trigger major showers and thunderstorms all over parts of the Plains, Midwest and South.
The region, which has seen mild temperature and low precipitation rates lately, will likely experience major storms Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Areas especially at risk include parts of Kansas and Nebraska by late Tuesday afternoon, followed by Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa and Arkansas.
High damaging winds and large hail is the major threat in the storms.
By Wednesday night, most of the central United States will see scattered thunderstorms ranging from the Midwest to the Mississippi Valley.
Extreme weather is expected in parts of northern Texas and Louisiana into Arkansas and Central Mississippi and Tennessee.
Large hail, proving more dangerous due to damaging winds gusts, and isolated tornado threats could be experienced in this region.
Although it’s unknown how long the storms will last, these thunderstorms will likely make their way through the Ohio Valley, Tennessee and Alabama into Thursday.
In general, the whole region is to expect heavy rainfall.
By Thursday night into Friday, moisture from the Great Lakes will move through the Midwest and into the South, just as there’s a possibility of severe storms in the region again on Thursday night.
The storm will wade into Friday, going over the South by morning and with thunderstorms persisting through Texas and Georgia.