Storms expected to make for a messy weekend in South
Severe weather is possible from Texas to Mississippi.
Stormy weather will likely keep things wet this weekend across the South.
There is a possibility of severe weather from Texas to Mississippi on Saturday and Sunday, while heavy rain that could lead to some flooding is possible from Arkansas to Virginia.
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Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s forecast for the South.
Severe storms are possible from eastern Texas to northeastern Arkansas on Saturday. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the Houston region in a marginal risk of severe weather, the lowest of the five-level scale.
The primary threat with any severe storms that develop will be high winds, but an isolated tornado is not out of the question. Hail is more likely with severe storms in Arkansas.
The Weather Prediction Center has highlighted an area from Arkansas to Kentucky in a marginal risk for excessive rainfall, the lowest on the four-level scale.
Up to 2 inches of rain is possible across the region, which has already received above-average precipitation over the past few weeks.
Remember, it is never safe to drive through floodwaters.
The severe weather threat shifts a bit east on Sunday, with the Storm Prediction Center highlighting an area from eastern Texas to southern Mississippi in a marginal risk of severe weather.
The primary threat with any storms that develop will be high winds.
An area from northeast Mississippi to Virginia has been circled by the Weather Prediction Center for a marginal risk of excessive rainfall Sunday.
Forecasters said up to 2 inches of rain is possible in the region with some storms expected to move over the same areas several times, a phenomenon known as training.
By Monday as much as 5 inches of rain may have fallen across parts of the South.