Stormy weather back in forecast for Southern Plains

Henrietta Brewer
April 6, 2017

GOES-16 is now in a year-long "warm-up phase" to test out its suite of instruments, which will eventually help forecasters model the weather and save lives.

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Tuesday could serve as both the calm after and calm before the storm. Morning fog is in the process of mixing out, soon to be replaced by sunny skies and warm temperatures.

"It looks like the morning would be fine, but with the severe weather moving in, getting students home would be a problem, so we've made a decision to cancel", DCSS Associate Superintendent Ken Dyer said.


The 1974 Super Outbreak is still considered the benchmark for tornado super outbreaks. We have had a very quiet five-year period, and we all knew it couldn't stay quiet forever. It's handsome and it's quiet. The debris from that outbuilding was picked up by the storm and damaged a nearby house. Gusts are expected to reach between 15 and 25 miles per hour Monday night, with a low of 60 degrees. A cold front stretches from the low to Gulf coast.

As early as the lunch hour heavy rain and storms will be likely in the North Carolina High Country. This will allow a moderate to strongly unstable environment to establish itself.

According to Wool, three types of severe weather are possible for Wednesday. Expect strong storms to fire after 2 p.m.in the Charlotte Metro with a peak along a squall line front between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Areas of southeast Louisiana are bracing for another round of potentially severe weather a day after two EF-1 tornadoes and strong storms swept through the state.


This will be moving out late this evening and we should only see scattered showers overnight.? The greatest threat for storms is from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening (11pm). No major flash flooding is expected, but the National Weather Service said minor flooding is possible, especially in urban areas and on low-lying roads. A chilly night is anticipated, as well, with the low expected to drop to about 50 degrees in much of the region. And let's be honest.

I remain concerned that by midday tomorrow morning, we may have multiple Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings flying.

Potential for isolated tornadoes does exist in a highly-sheared environment. This is where the highest threat of severe storms will occur during the afternoon. While we are not 100% sold on this prospect, it's time to start preparing for that possibility. The eastern Big Bend will have a marginal risk of severe weather. Have supplies ready to go in the event of an emergency.

Now is the time to make sure you and your family has a severe weather plan.


Elsewhere, a suspected tornado touched down in southeastern Alabama, before crossing into Georgia, forecasters said.

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