It begins tonight as areas of West Texas and Oklahoma see large hail and tornadoes already. The rest of the week bodes no better. Here is the breakdown by timeline for our readership area:
Tuesday Night 5/7: Amarillo and maybe Oklahoma City need to be weather aware tonight.Multiple tornado warnings and golf ball sized hail had been already reported as we write this article. Early morning Wednesday could be very bumpy for OKC and Tulsa.
Wednesday 5/8: After a rough Tuesday night for areas west in these states, the threat for tornadoes, strong winds, large hail and flash flooding will cover areas from Dallas to Oklahoma City to Tulsa to Kansas City. By Wednesday afternoon the threat will have swung into the state of Arkansas also. Severe weather is expected thru Wednesday evening.
Thursday 5/9 :St. Louis, Memphis, Little Rock, Houston, New Orleans, Birmingham, Huntsville,Louisville, Lexington, Jackson, Oxford should all be weather aware as the system weakens a small bit. The threat of tornadoes lessens, but, severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and especially flash flooding is possible through Thursday evening.
Friday thru Mother’s Day: The front kinda stalls and drops rain for most (including the Southeast coast) from Friday and Saturday. Sunday Texas and parts of Arkansas dry out. Those east of the Mississippi will see more rain for all or part of Mother’s Day. This will add, for many, to the flood threat due to copious amounts of rain that have fallen in areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, Southern Texas, Mississippi and parts of Alabama, and anyone along the Mississippi River.
You are encouraged to especially watch the skies and your local weather experts.