The Gulf Coast system arrives Sunday. More than 15 million people from Lake Charles, Louisiana to Pensacola, Florida and north to Memphis could experience damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes.
Flash flooding will also be a problem, especially for areas in Texas and Louisiana that have been dealing with heavy rain over the past few days.
“The earth is already saturated in many of these areas, so it does not take much to trigger floods,”
Severe storms and snow?
Another system slips through Mountain West and Central Plains Sunday.
On Sunday night, when colder air pushes in behind the front, snow is expected for the higher altitudes of Colorado and Wyoming.
Several cities along the Rocky Mountains front area will go from having temperatures 15-20 degrees above normal to 20-25 degrees below normal in just 48 hours.
Denver will be one of those cities that feels seasonal whiplash. On Saturday, the mile-high city reached 86 degrees – their average height at the end of June. On Monday, the city expects only a high temperature of 47 degrees – their normal height at the end of February.
The unusually warm air in front of the front burns another day of severe storms – this time along the Mississippi River Valley region.
On Monday, over 40 million people from Dallas, Texas, to Columbus, Ohio, will be threatened by severe storms. The biggest dangers will be damaging wind hail and tornadoes.
The biggest threat to tornadoes is found from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Paducah, Kentucky.