Showers and thunderstorms will pass through parts of California and parts of the desert southwest on Sunday. While less than an inch of rain is forecast for parts of central and southern California and the southwest, any rain is welcome as these areas continue to suffer from increasing drought. About 83% of the western United States experiences drought conditions.
It’s what the system does after the weekend that catches the attention of people in the central United States.
More than 150 reports of severe storms were reported last week across the country, and some of those same areas could be hit more by the middle of the week.
The best chance of severe weather begins Tuesday from Wichita, Kansas, through San Angelo, Texas. The main threats will be destructive winds, hail and tornadoes.
All of these things will need to be monitored in the coming days as the storm evolves.
Flash flooding will also be a concern for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri, where some places could receive more than 4 to 6 inches of rain Tuesday through Friday.
It’s been a ‘slow’ month for tornadoes
This is a good thing. We like to see this number as low as possible, especially since the first three months of the year were slightly above normal. From January to March, the United States recorded 218 confirmed tornadoes, but the average is only 162. This is largely due to the fact that March had 191 confirmed tornadoes, well above the monthly average. from 82.
The area facing the greatest threat from severe storms on Tuesday has been relatively calm in terms of severe weather this year.
“Most of the days of severe weather so far this year have been concentrated in the lower Mississippi Valley and the deep south,” said Taylor Ward, a CNN meteorologist. “This could be the biggest threat of the year so far in Oklahoma and Kansas. While it could be a bit late in the spring, it is certainly not unusual, as late April and May are the peak of extreme weather conditions in the southern plains. “
CNN meteorologist Haley Brink contributed to this story.
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