Severe thunderstorms threaten millions from Plains to Southeast on Sunday

Scattered severe thunderstorms are possible on Sunday from Colorado to the Carolinas. Heavy rainfall could lead to isolated flooding.

DENVER – Multiple rounds of storms are forecast to bring high winds, large hail and flash flooding to a large part of the U.S. from the Rockies to the Carolinas on Sunday. 

On Sunday, a large portion of the country is susceptible to strong to severe storms that can produce damaging wind gusts, hail and flooding.

"We have what we call a mesoscale convective system, that is continuing to traverse the Plains," FOX Weather Meteorologist Kendall Smith said. "It is still impacting states like Kansas, Missouri, now pushing into places in Tennessee."

Storms will begin firing off in the morning for southeast Kansas and into Missouri, with thunderstorm activity moving into New Mexico and Texas by the afternoon. Isolated damaging wind gusts and hail are possible for the afternoon and evening hours in Arkansas, Tennessee, northern Mississippi, Alabama and the Carolinas. 

Colorado, eastern Wyoming and southeast Montana are forecast to see scattered thunderstorms from Sunday afternoon into the evening.

Three-hour radar loop. Warning boxes are color coded as: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in yellow, Tornado Warnings in red, Tornado Warnings with a confirmed tornado in purple, Flash Flood Warnings in green and Flash Flood Emergencies in pink.
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 The three-hour radar above shows active weather alerts.

The worst of the storms are expected in a swath that stretches from Arkansas to Alabama. It includes places such as Memphis, Tennessee, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

A look at the severe storm threat in the Plains on Sunday, June 9, 2024.
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Severe thunderstorm threat returns for High Plains on Monday

By the start of the workweek, potentially severe weather will continue for the High Plains, with NOAA's SPC issuing a level 2 out of 5 risk for severe thunderstorms for areas including Rapid City, South Dakota and Scottsbluff, Nebraska. 

The severe weather outlook for Monday.
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