Severe weather threatens millions of Americans across Southeast, Plains over Father's Day weekend

Father's Day weekend will see the threat of additional storms across the South as disturbances slide eastward along the jet stream.

A widespread severe weather threat that has brought deadly tornadoes, blustery winds to the Southeast and flash flooding to Florida's Panhandle is revving up for another round Saturday in many of the same areas still cleaning up from earlier rounds of storms.

There are two areas of concern in the Plains and Southeast. In the Southeast, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued a level 2 out of 5 risk of severe weather stretching from Louisiana through much of Mississippi and into southern Alabama and Florida.

Additionally, the SPC has issued a level 3 out of 5 risk for much of Oklahoma as disturbances slide eastward along the jet stream.

Severe weather threat continues this weekend

Late Saturday and into Saturday night, severe storms are expected across southern Kansas into Oklahoma, northern Texas and western Arkansas, and once again, the threat spreads across the South. Risks include the potential for supercells capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.

The threat is enhanced or considered to be very likely for much of the Sooner State.


Severe Thunderstorm Threat- Saturday


A more organized severe weather threat is possible Sunday and Sunday night across parts of the Ozark Plateau and mid-South into the Tennessee Valley, including Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Jackson, Mississippi.

Large hail and damaging wind gusts will likely be the primary threats, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Severe Thunderstorm Threat- Sunday