A strong storm system will bring another round of severe weather to the Plains states, the Gulf Coast region and the Midwest from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday. Much like last week, all the ingredients appear to be in place for widespread severe weather; however there are still some issues that could reduce the overall severe threat. Last week a strong cold front made much faster progress across the Southern Plains, which acted to limit the severe threat and stabilize the atmosphere. The result was temperature drops of some 30 degrees in as little as a few hours. While this upcoming system has some similarities to last week’s system, the cold front is expected to hang back longer, and a warm front is expected to lift northward to around the Kansas border, which will allow for more heating and destabilization across the main body of Oklahoma.
The threat for heavy rain, large hail and tornadoes (some strong) will be possible across North Texas, Oklahoma and southern Kansas during the afternoon into evening hours along the dryline. Later Wednesday night and into Thursday morning strong to severe storms will be possible as the strong cold front makes progress southeastward. We will continue to monitor this potentially significant weather situation. Keep checking back to our blog for more info!
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