Thursday, December 10, 2015

Strong to Severe Storms Possible on Sunday

Fog has been our primary weather concern over the last few days, but our focus is shifting to the potential for some strong to severe storms on Sunday. The storms will be driven by a potent upper-level storm system and associated cold front moving through the Deep South this weekend.

Storms will begin to develop along and in advance of the cold front in parts of Texas by late Saturday.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed eastern Texas, parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and NW Louisiana under a 'slight risk' of severe weather from Saturday into the early morning hours of Sunday due to the anticipated storm development.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issues a detailed severe weather outlook through 3 days, with a more general summary for days 4 through 8. The latest 'Day 4' outlook covering Sunday still shows the SPC highlighting the potential for severe weather locally. The primary threat from any strong storms would be damaging winds, but an isolated tornado can't be ruled out.

The cold front should move through the area fairly quickly on Sunday limiting the potential for flooding rains, but we're still expecting 1" to 2" of rainfall on average, with locally higher amounts.

The bottom line: make sure you've got a reliable way to keep abreast of any threatening weather that develops on Sunday. A NOAA Weather Radio is a great tool to have in your arsenal and of course we encourage you to download our free weather app at the following links:

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