Severe weather will be the main weather worry for us this weekend. Spotty storms in West Texas overnight will spread east into Oklahoma and North Texas tomorrow. The worst of the tornado threat looks to be Saturday afternoon and night spreading east into Arkansas. The area between the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys appears to be the main area of concern for Sunday (though severe storms can hit north and south of there, too). Even on Monday, there can be some big storms from the Virginia Tidewater south to the Grand Strand ... farther west if the front ends up being slower than the models are showing.
The good news is that this storm crossing the eastern part of the country over the weekend will keep newly-formed Rafael well east of the East Coast. Unfortunately, it could be another hit for Bermuda.
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Once our soaking rains finally end in parts of the Southeast, it will be time to focus on severe storm threats over the next week or so.
A storm getting organized in the Gulf of Mexico will bring a ton of rain to parts of the Southeast with a few severe storms, too. It will be gone for Easter as a new storm arrives in the Plains.
A couple of cold nights are ahead in the Southeast while temperatures moderate farther west. A couple of rain makers are coming through this weekend.
We will see one more stormy day tomorrow, affecting the East Coast, before the current storm system moves away. Very cold air for April is moving in behind it and will cause a freeze far to the South.
The net storm system to push through the Southeast will bring another round of severe storms and some heavy rains for some areas. Behind it, a shot of some serious cold will be coming south.
Some dangerous weather will affect much of the South through tomorrow with a ton of rain for some areas and severe thunderstorms causing tornadoes in other places.