The south faces severe weather and threats of rain flooding
- The wet pattern has returned to the south and will continue through Monday.
- Severe storms could develop, including an isolated tornado threat.
- Locally heavy rain may lead to flooding in areas.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms could lead to flooding and also contribute to the threat of severe weather, including possible tornadoes, as a new storm system tracks across the South through Monday.
This is what we are watching in the south now: Showers and some thunderstorms continue across the South as moisture returns before a storm system approaches. Here’s a look at the latest radar.
(15-Minute Details: For a more detailed tracking of weather data in your area, view your 15-minute forecast details in our Premium Pro experience.)
Here’s the timing for this wet and windy setup:
-Sunday – Sunday night: Chances of strong thunderstorms will increase. The area with the greatest chance of seeing severe storms producing damaging winds, hail, and an isolated tornado threat extends from East Texas starting in the morning to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama later in the day and evening. Heavy rains could lead to localized flooding in the area, especially from Mississippi eastward into northern and central Georgia and the western Carolinas.
-Monday -Monday night: The chance of severe weather may persist from southeast Alabama into parts of Georgia, northern Florida and southern South Carolina. Wind damage and an isolated tornado threat could accompany any severe storms in these areas. Localized flash flooding due to heavy rain is possible from eastern Carolinas to Georgia.
(192 Hours: Boost your forecast even further with our hour-by-hour breakdown for the next eight days – only available on our website Premium Pro experience.)
Here’s how much rain this wet setup might produce: Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is expected anywhere from parts of East Texas to the Lower Mississippi Valley, Tennessee Valley and Southeast. Locally heavier totals are possible, especially when any rain bands stop or move slowly for some time.
While this rainfall will help reduce drought in parts of the South, heavy rain falling too quickly could lead to flash flooding, as previously mentioned.
Chris Dolce He has been a senior meteorologist at Weather.com for over 10 years after starting his career with The Weather Channel in the early 2000s.
The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment, and the importance of science in our lives.