The recently added Thanksgiving holiday shopping deal day Cyber Monday could hit a snag when severe thunderstorms move into Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Cyber Monday is the day that online retailers offer discounted prices to shoppers. Often free shipping is part of the deal. The shopping day first started the Monday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday in 2005.
Shoppers can avoid the cold and stormy weather by staying home and shopping from their computers, tablets or smart phones.
Online shopping could become a challenge for bargain hunters in parts of the southern U.S. "There will be locally strong to severe thunderstorms for northeastern Texas to central Arkansas that may cause power outages," said AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
The storms will move into the upper Texas coast, central Louisiana and central Mississippi by Monday night. "Hail, damaging wind gust and even a few tornadoes are possible from this storm system," Sosnowski said.
The rain will continue to move along the northeastern Gulf Coast Tuesday, possibly producing more locally strong thunderstorms before ending.
If you live in one of the potential storm areas, make sure to charge up your laptop, cell phone or tablet if you plan on doing online shopping Monday.
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