US weather: Multi-threat weekend storm to hit eastern half of the US with strong wind and rain.
Multi-threat weekend storm to hit eastern half of the US with strong wind and rain
A wide-reaching storm is set to affect much of the eastern half of the US this weekend with heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, strong winds, and even snow. The weekend storm will begin to take shape on Friday as an area of low pressure develops in the southern Plains. As the storm strengthens and expands its reach on Saturday, adverse weather will stretch more than 1,200 miles from the Gulf Coast to the Canadian border.
Impacts of the Storm
From Friday through Monday, the eastern half of the US will experience heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, strong winds, and even snow as a result of the weekend storm. The storm’s impact will grow substantially, with heavy rain, thunderstorms, and gusty winds reaching the entire East throughout the weekend.
Severe Thunderstorms in the South
Severe thunderstorms are possible in portions of the South on Saturday, with a slight risk forecast for portions of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Thunderstorms will rumble to life Friday night with a small window in which isolated severe thunderstorms could develop in parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas, ahead of Saturday’s threat to the south.