Texas again threatened with severe weather for the 11th consecutive day

HOUSTON– Texas is no stranger to severe weather in late spring, but even the most die-hard Texans are probably wondering when it will be enough.

Friday marks the 11th consecutive day severe weather has threatened parts of the Lone Star State. After West Texas suffered tornadoes and severe storms Thursday, injuring at least one person in Odessa, the threat of severe storms shifted east Friday.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms moved across East Texas Friday morning. Wind gusts reached 64 mph near Waco with reports of broken trees and downed power lines early Friday morning.

The line of storms eventually moved toward the Houston area. Gusts reached 40 to 50 mph with baseball-sized hail reported at the National Weather Service forecast office outside League City, Texas.

One or two organized groups of storms could develop Friday morning into the afternoon and present a risk of strong wind and hail continuing across parts of the Southern Plains to the Lower Mississippi Valley, Gulf Coast of Texas and deep South Texas by Friday evening.
(FOX Weather)

This group of storms moved into Louisiana and Arkansas Friday afternoon, while another area of ​​severe thunderstorms was poised to re-form in west and central Texas.

San Antonio and Midland, Texas, were placed in a Level 2 out of 5 severe thunderstorm risk Friday. The storms could experience strong winds with gusts over 60 mph and large hail until late Friday evening, a indicated the FOX forecast center.

Three-hour radar loop. The warning boxes are color coded as follows: severe thunderstorm warnings in yellow, tornado warnings in red, tornado warnings with confirmed tornado in purple, flash flood warnings in green, and flash flood emergencies in pink.
(FOX Weather)

According to PowerOutage.US, some 200,000 people still remain without power in Texas due to this week’s storm – the majority in the Dallas and East Texas area.

Another area of ​​severe storms is possible along the Front Range into the Central High Plains, again with large hail and damaging wind gusts.

Another significant hail threat returns to Colorado Saturday

Eastern Colorado has had a few stormy days and the forecast remains stormy for the start of the weekend. Severe storms are expected to resume Saturday afternoon and severe storms with golf ball-sized hail, frequent lightning and wind gusts over 60 mph are possible, including in areas just east of Denver.


Saturday, severe weather forecast.
(FOX Weather)

“A Saturday in Colorado is spent hiking, golfing and getting in your boat,” said FOX Weather Meteorologist Britta Merwin. “We have thunderstorms that will develop along the mountains and in the waterfront starting around lunch time, so don’t play with it. Get out early, bring your fun stuff. By the time we get there at about 2 p.m., get ready for the day, or at least have a really safe place to go quickly Don’t get caught in the middle of Rocky Mountain National Park Saturday afternoon, it’s going to be too big of a risk…it’s a state. who fights flash deaths.

Storms will drift east into western Nebraska and Kansas later today.

Repeated flash floods are possible

Flash flooding is possible this week across the Plains and as far north and east as the Midwest. The target for the heaviest rain will change each day, pivoting from south to north and repeating.

Major cities like Dallas face heavy rain and lightning flood threat as 3 to 5 inches of rain is expected to flood the area.

An overview of forecast precipitation in the Southern Plains through Saturday, June 1, 2024.
(FOX Weather)

This year, many areas of the South are experiencing much above average precipitation, while some areas of the Central Plains would like to take advantage of the wet weather.

Based on this trend, the FOX Forecast Center said it’s a safe bet that almost everyone in the central part of the country will get some rain this week.

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