Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

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03 April, 2017

"The second round will hit the area in the afternoon and offer a much greater chance of tornadoes and severe weather", said Canaday, who is a member of the Corinth-based Mississippi Storm Chasers team. Strong thunderstorms could accumulate in the afternoon on Sunday, Goudsward said, cautioning that a lot may change in the forecast between now and then.

The northern and central parts of the state are under a high-risk alert, which the governor says is an extremely rare classification.

According to the National Weather Service, severe storms, high winds, and tornadoes are a possibility.

With the low center moving north across the Midwest and filling, the trailing cold front will pass through early Friday, taking the shower activity out of west Georgia by sunrise or shortly after. Some of the thunderstorms could produce localized flooding. Rain could be heavy at times and could contribute to some minor flooding, especially in low spots on roads where water tends to accumulate. However, as we roll into Saturday afternoon, we will start to see more clouds streaming overhead.

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"The main threats for tomorrow are large hail and damaging winds", Guerrero said. The weekend looks nice with dry conditions until Sunday night.

Take the news with you. We'll continue to update our forecast through the night as necessary. If you have a weather radio, it would be in your best interest to turn it on and have it ready to alarm. This will give you the ability to receive any watches or warnings that may be issued overnight and through the day Thursday. The NWS is warning of damaging winds, hail and severe storms. Our WDAM First Alert Weather app can tell you if a storm near you has hail, strong winds or rotation. Winds will be out of the northeast at 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Now, could this system be totally hyped up and underachieve, of course, but as it stands now, all of the variables are there for a significant weather event.


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