Two weather systems bring threat of flash flooding, drastic temperature changes across US

Written by on May 2, 2021

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Could began off with heavy rain in Houston, Texas, with ponding on the roads on Saturday, Could 1. Accuweather

A part of the Southern Plains, the Ohio Valley, central Appalachians and the center to decrease Mississippi Valley will probably be underneath risk of extreme thunderstorms and flash flooding Monday and Tuesday as a storm that soaked beforehand dry areas of Texas over the weekend strikes slowly northeast to start out the week.

Heavy precipitation was anticipated Sunday night in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and southern Missouri, bringing 1-Three inches of rain to areas which have already absorbed greater than what’s typical, in response to AccuWeather.

“Despite the fact that the rain is probably not as intense on this zone when in comparison with what southeastern Texas skilled on Saturday, a lot of the Gulf Coast states will not be in drought and should solely have the ability to deal with a reasonable quantity of rain,’’ AccuWeather Senior meteorologist Dan Pydynowski stated.

Twister watches and warnings have been issued for a number of Mississippi counties as rain and powerful storms make their means throughout the state.

Native media in Byram, Mississippi, stated a twister uprooted trees because it moved throughout highways and was visible from miles away. 

The Nationwide Climate Service in Jackson, Mississippi, acquired a report of individuals trapped inside a house in Terry, Mississippi. There are additionally stories of timber uprooted and cell houses destroyed. 

WJTV-TV stories Yazoo County Emergency Managemet Director Jack Willingham stated at the least 5 or 6 households could also be displaced following a confirmed twister within the space.

NWS officers are asking folks within the metro space to take shelter to guard themselves from flying particles.

A second climate risk is anticipated to develop over the Rockies late Sunday and into Monday, delivering moist snow to the upper elevations of Colorado and Wyoming and rain to elements of the northern and central Plains, the Nationwide Climate Service stated.

The upper-level trough will account for dramatic temperature adjustments in quite a lot of cities alongside its path. Denver, which on Saturday got here inside one diploma of tying its excessive for a Could 1 when it registered 86 levels, will plummet to a excessive of 47 by Monday.

The fast-moving system will then head towards the Midwest, the place cities like Omaha, Nebraska, and Minneapolis will expertise temperature dips of as much as 15 levels under the norm for early Could.

“Many places may see temperatures drop under 32 levels through the in a single day hours on Tuesday, posing the chance for a frost, particularly in usually colder spots,’’ AccuWeather Meteorologist Alyssa Smithmyer stated.

Contributing: Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY; Keisha Rowe and Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger

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