While destructive winds will be the main threat, there is a chance of a few tornadoes in the evening, especially in a region that encompasses the Houston Metro.
Early this week, a cold front and tropical moisture from the former Hurricane Roslyn will combine to create a storm-friendly atmosphere that will threaten areas from Texas and the southern Plains to the Mississippi Valley and the Deep South with severe thunderstorms and catastrophic rainfall.
While Roslyn’s circulation has ceased above Mexico, its scant upper-level energy and meager moisture are being drawn northward by the developing cold front and are now overspreading the south-central United States.
Rain started to fall throughout the southern Plains on Monday morning, and as the cold front moves east, it will later spread into the middle of the Mississippi Valley. According to the FOX Forecast Center, a strong storm system coming off of the northern Plains, which produced severe winds and dumping snow over the weekend, will strengthen the cold front by Monday night.
Early this week, there are predictions of severe weather and heavy rain. , FOX Weather SEVERE STORM THREAT ON MONDAY From Central and East Texas eastward to the middle and upper Texas coast, the Ark-La-Tex, and far western Louisiana, severe thunderstorms are probable on Monday and Monday night. This applies to the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
The major danger from these storms is damaging wind gusts, but a few tornadoes are also conceivable, even after dark.
According to FOX Weather meteorologist Britta Merwin, “the problem with severe weather at night is of course that it’s too dark to see anything, so if something does come up, like a tornado, within any of this area, it’s going to be blowing through while you are sleeping.” Additionally, there are fewer spotters outside. In order to truly know if we have a tornado on the ground and to track it as it moves through cities, we frequently rely on spotter reports when monitoring tornado warnings. If everyone is already asleep at home, that isn’t really an option.
Threat of a severe storm on Monday, October 24, 2022. , FOX Weather SEVERE STORM THREAT FOR TUESDAY From the mid-South to the Deep South, strong to severe thunderstorms are predicted on Tuesday. Memphis in Tennessee, Baton Rouge in Louisiana, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile in Alabama are a few examples of such cities.
The main concern is damaging wind gusts, but a few tornadoes are also probable.
Making sure you have a simple route to get your family to that secure place, such as an interior bathroom or a closet, is something you might want to think about, Merwin advised. “Most people don’t have a basement (in some Southern states),” hence it’s a good idea to make sure you are aware of the location of that safe place.
Threat of a severe storm on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. , FOX Weather SOUTHERN PLAINS, LOWER AND MID-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY: HEAVY RAIN THREAT The FOX Forecast Center will be keeping an eye on the danger of heavy rain that could cause flash floods early this week in addition to the severe storms.
From Texas and Oklahoma to the lower and mid-Mississippi Valley, a wide area of 1 to 3 inches of rain is anticipated. In some places, isolated quantities more than 3 inches are possible.
While many places suffering from drought conditions would benefit from the rain, flash flooding might become an issue if excessive amounts of rain fall in a short amount of time.
This week’s first day should see rain. , FOX Weather RAIN GIVES PARCHED CENTRAL US DROUGHT RELIEF With several places experiencing a rainfall deficit of more than 10 inches for the year, about 95% of the region, which includes the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, is currently categorized as experiencing drought conditions .
A nearly 400-mile length of the Mississippi River is at dangerously low levels, and some of its tributaries have dried up due to the lack of rain.
Some areas that require the rain most will have received several inches of precipitation by Wednesday.
The South’s current U.S. drought monitor. , FOX Weather The rain, according to the FOX Forecast Center, won’t be sufficient to raise river levels, but it will probably prevent the waterline from further eroding.
The next big chance of rain isn’t predicted to come until the end of the workweek as the early-week system moves east.