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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The next few days will bring some tornadoes to the southern Plains states.
While we will see freezing temperatures in parts of the Southeast the next couple of mornings, later this week it will warm up and finally there is no more serious cold in sight.
The next few days look generally less stormy and the main concern is becoming cold it will get the next few nights.
Here's an update from the other day, in general not much has changed with south and west Texas staying relatively busy for a while and a chilly shot headed to the Southeast.
The next few days look pretty busy with rain and storms, but then a chilly air mass will move in and cause some frost and a freeze farther south than we want to see this time of year.
It looks as though we'll see some severe storms and drenching downpours west of the Mississipi over the next few days. One last cold snap will follow this weekend.