More severe thunderstorms are expected across a broad swath from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes Tuesday. Any additional rainfall will be unwelcome news in the south-central U.S., where flooding has been a major problem over the holiday weekend.
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has issued the following severe weather watches.
- A tornado watch has been issued for parts of north-central Texas and southern Oklahoma until 10 p.m. CDT. This watch includes Wichita Falls and Abilene, Texas.
- A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 1 a.m. CDT Wednesday for parts of central and western Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
- A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 1 a.m. CDT Wednesday for parts of west Texas, including Midland and San Angelo.
- A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 11 p.m. EDT for much of northern Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Toledo.
- A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. EDT for parts of western Ohio, far southern Michigan and a small part of northern Kentucky. This watch includes Cincinnati.
- A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. EDT for much of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. This includes Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw, Traverse City and Alpena.
Below you can find details on the forecast for the days ahead.
Wednesday’s Severe Thunderstorm Forecast
- Where: The chance of severe thunderstorms will expand farther east and north, stretching from the Great Lakes to the central Gulf Coast. Unfortunately, a few severe storms could also develop farther west over waterlogged Texas and Oklahoma yet again.
- Threats: Hail, damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes. Flash flooding will be a threat in parts of Texas and the Gulf Coast
- Cities: Cincinnati | Pensacola, Florida | Dallas
- Where: Severe thunderstorms are expected once again in western and northern Texas, eastern New Mexico, portions of Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas and eastern Colorado. The threat of severe thunderstorms will also spread farther east into the Northeast and Ohio Valley.
- Threats: Damaging wind gusts, large hail and a few tornadoes. Localized flash flooding is also possible in the Southern Plains
- Cities: Oklahoma City | Pittsburgh | New York
(MAPS: 7-day National Rain Forecast)
Current Radar with Watches and Warnings (South)
Current Radar with Watches and Warnings (North)
The radar map above focuses on the most likely areas for severe weather and/or flash flooding, if any.
For additional details on the tornado threat over the next several days, check out severe weather expert Dr. Greg Forbes’ latest TOR:CON tornado threat forecast.
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