Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019
As per National Weather Center, about 48 million people in U.S. are under threat of various contours of severe weather this week. Heavy rain, strong winds and isolated tornadoes are expected as several storms move east. Threat of flooding will be high throughout the week, with rainfall totals ranging from one to five inches.
May is going to be peak tornado season, with over 200 tornadoes hitting U.S. in the whole month.
A potent spring storm system is expected to produce severe thunderstorms on Monday in the Central and Southern Plains. Large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding, and large tornadoes are possible.
NWS tweeted: “A potent spring storm system is expected to produce severe thunderstorms on Monday in the Central and Southern Plains. Large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding, and large tornadoes are possible.”
Saturday brought another 11 tornadoes along with 150 wind reports and 33 hail reports. Thunderstorms on Sunday affected about 18 million people.
The heavy rain will impact areas that have received significant amounts of rain within the past several weeks. Since the ground remains very saturated it may elevate the flood threat.
The Mississippi River has been above flood stage for 133 straight days at Natchez, 90 days and Vicksburg and 89 at Greenville, said the NWS, breaking record for some of the longest-lasting floods in years.
Monday will see the greatest risk for severe weather as a cold front moves from the West into the Plains.