dglobalnews.com Severe Storms Possible For Thursday's Afternoon Rush Hour
Published: Fri, April 28, 2017
National | By Glenda Ortiz

Severe Storms Possible For Thursday's Afternoon Rush Hour

Severe Storms Possible For Thursday's Afternoon Rush Hour

Forecasters say the stormy weather could also affect parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. Some of the afternoon/evening storms have the potential to be strong to severe. Those storms will bring hail and winds are expected as well as flash flooding.

Storm systems that have severe weather and winter elements in them are very common in the Badger State during the spring season. Severe weather may persist in southeast Oklahoma through Wednesday. Some of these storms could be severe, exiting the area by early evening.

Strong storms will continue into Friday night.

The best chances for severe weather and flooding will be Friday night into Saturday.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the following counties: Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Marengo, Perry, Shelby, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa counties.

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On the positive side, beneficial rain is likely, with most places seeing at least 1 to 2 inches. The expected low will be around 49 with south winds of 6 to 9 miles per hour becoming west in the evening.

Friday, the high will be near 67 with mostly cloudy skies, the weather service said.

Temperatures on Thursday evening will drop into the 50s with a slight chance for rain in northwestern Oklahoma.

Overnight lows are expected to be around 70 degrees.

Heavy rain and severe weather look possible, especially this weekend. However, there could be some severe storms just off to our northwest across portions of northern and central MS and northern Louisiana.

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