Severe Storms and Flash Flooding Expected in the Central US

Severe Storms and Flash Flooding Expected in the Central US

The central and southern US will experience severe storms and flash flooding this week due to a series of frontal systems.

The storms will be fueled by a steady feed of Gulf of Mexico moisture.

On Monday, severe weather is expected from the Middle Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley, with a focus on the dryline in Texas and Oklahoma.

Slight Risks for severe storms have been issued by the Storm Prediction Center for these regions.

Thunderstorms in south Texas, the Lower Mississippi Valley, and from the western Great Lakes to the central Appalachians could produce areas of flash flooding.

The Weather Prediction Center has issued Marginal Risks for these areas.

By Tuesday, a cold front will push farther south through the Mid-South and Carolinas, setting up the next round of severe storms along the front.

The Carolinas will also be at risk for severe storms, highlighted by a Slight Risk in eastern North Carolina.

The warmest temperatures compared to normal will be found in the Nation's Heartland and across the South.

It will feel more like June from the southern High Plains to the Southeast coast through Tuesday with daytime high temps ranging between 5-15 degrees above normal.

The combination of hot temperatures, dry humidity levels, and gusty winds has prompted the issuance of an Elevated Risk for fire weather conditions in parts of the southern High Plains.

The western third of the U.S. will remain the most consistently cooler than normal region through the first half of the week.

Daily minimum temps will be quite abnormally warm for early May not just in the South and the Heartland, but parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast for Monday.

Passing cold front late Monday will usher in a taste of below normal temperatures on Tuesday, capping most daytime highs from reach 70 degrees from northern Virginia on north to New England.

Storms will be capable of downpours in the coastal Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, but faster storm motions will limit the flash flood threat better than in southeast Texas and the central Plains.

Stay safe and stay informed by checking your local weather forecast for the latest information on severe storms and flash flooding.