A cold front stretching from Texas to western New York on this final Monday of April will trigger showers and thunderstorms packing threats of damaging winds and flooding rain.
The severe weather threat should remain isolated, but there could be an occasional strong to severe storm with gusty winds anywhere from parts of the Southern Plains to the lower Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio valleys and western New York. Some hail is also possible in these regions.
There is also the potential for repeated rounds of heavy rain to impact locations from South and East Texas to the lower Mississippi Valley.
This might lead to isolated flash flooding, particularly in urban and poor-drainage areas, but the bulk of the heavy rainfall is expected to target regions experiencing severe to exceptional drought, so widespread flooding is not expected.
By Tuesday, the cold front will gradually slide south and eastward toward the East Coast and the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The threat of isolated flash flooding will continue across South Texas, with a few severe thunderstorms possible across parts of central and eastern North Carolina into southeast Virginia.