A storm develops over the Gulf of Mexico to bring storm surge to Texas and heavy rain to Florida

A storm develops over the Gulf of Mexico to bring storm surge to Texas and heavy rain to Florida

If you’re on spring break and hoping to spend some time at the beach in Texas and Florida, you’ll likely be out of luck due to a storm system that’s expected to develop over the Gulf of Mexico, raising the risk of heavy rain, flooding and even some severe weather.

The developing low-pressure area actually comes from the disruption that led to the cancellation of some Cactus League spring training games over the past few days.

The FOX Forecast Center said the system broke off from the jet stream as it swirled through the Four Corners area to the southwest, and is now finally beginning to push toward the east.

As it begins its journey east, a large area of ​​central and southeast Texas will be at risk for severe weather Thursday, in the morning and afternoon, including Waco and Corpus Christi.

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has put more than 9 million people at level 2 out of 5 on a 5-point severe thunderstorm risk scale. These high risks include the cities of Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Pasadena and Round Rock.

South Louisiana, including Lake Charles, will also be at risk for severe weather.

Thunderstorms that develop will be capable of producing hail, damaging wind gusts, and isolated tornadoes.

The system will then help develop an area of ​​low pressure that will strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico, which will continue to dump heavy rain with the risk of flash flooding from Florida to the Carolinas.

Some severe weather is also possible in South Florida on Friday.

Large portions of the Florida peninsula are expected to pick up at least an inch of rain from this system, but the further south you go, the higher the rainfall totals will be.

Two to three inches of rain could fall in Tampa and Central Florida during the first part of the weekend, but South Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Fort Myers, could see up to 5 inches of rain.

After the system impacts Florida and the Southeast, it will make its way north, where it will cause a chaotic weekend for millions of people in the mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and New England.

“This is going to be big,” the FOX meteorologist said Bob Van Deelen He said. “It’s going to roll down the East Coast over the weekend. That could be your undoing on Saturday.”

While details have yet to be determined, snow is possible north of the Interstate 90 corridor upstate New York and northern New England, while heavy rains are expected farther south, including along the Interstate 95 corridor. New York City And Washington.

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