Severe thunderstorms will erupt over central and southeastern Oklahoma and northeastern and central Texas later today.
The same storm bringing a raging snowstorm from Denver to Omaha is the culprit behind the dangerous thunderstorms.
Major cities, including Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio, are at risk for damaging thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
The threats of the storms include damaging wind gusts, hail, downpours and lightning. A few of the strongest storms could also spawn a tornado.
Motorists who travel along the I-20, I-35 and I-40 corridors should prepare for blinding downpours and potentially threatening storms.
Flash flooding can occur, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
The thunderstorms will spread eastward overnight across Arkansas and Louisiana, putting Little Rock and Shreveport in the path of nasty weather. The northwestern suburbs of Houston could also get hammered.
On Saturday, coastal Texas to Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee will be alert for thunderstorms, some of which may turn strong or severe.
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While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should enjoy the desired snowy scene for the holiday.
The first substantial snowstorm of the season, which totaled nearly 5 inches of snow in some areas, was responsible for widespread slide-offs and accidents in Kansas City during the commuting hours.
After natural disasters, it’s not uncommon to see pop-up charities appear, particularly around the holiday season.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
As millions of people prepare to travel for the winter holidays, wet weather in the Northeast may make some travels problematic.
As the train of storms from the Pacific Ocean continues, rounds of rain and mountain snow will affect areas from the Northwest to the Intermountain West and Rockies through Christmas Day.
A cold outbreak sent the temperature plummeting to 3 degrees below zero at Nantucket, MA and to 11 degrees below zero at Boston, MA
Chicago, IL (1960)
12.5" snow, max. 24 hour December snow.
Black Hills, SD (1964)
Chinook: temp. rise 0 degrees to 50 degrees.