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    Plains, Deep South Face More Severe Weather, Flooding

    By By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
    June 11, 2014, 1:09:37 AM EDT

    Additional rounds of severe weather, including some tornadoes, will continue to target the southern half of the Plains and Deep South through Monday.

    A new round of severe thunderstorms will continue to erupt across central and southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle and westward through central Mississippi to northeastern Texas through Sunday evening.

    Also through Sunday evening, another batch of severe weather will ignite from eastern Colorado to northeastern New Mexico and parts of West Texas. These violent thunderstorms will drop into western Kansas and more of western and central Texas and far western Oklahoma through Sunday night.

    Cities in the path of the severe thunderstorms through Sunday night include Montgomery, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Dallas, Abilene and Amarillo, Texas.


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    Power outages may occur as these storms blast through with wind gusts powerful enough to knock over power lines and blow down large tree limbs.

    A few brief tornadoes will spin up as well, particularly late in the afternoon in eastern parts of Colorado and New Mexico and western Texas.

    Not only will damaging wind gusts and large hail impact the region, but there will also be the threat of flash flooding.

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    While storms expand eastward through Sunday night and into Monday, an area of steady rain is forecast to develop over Kansas, Nebraska and eventually Missouri.

    Moisture getting drawn in from the Gulf of Mexico will help to fuel torrential downpours which can lead to localized flash flooding both in this area of rain and in areas hit by severe thunderstorms.

    If you are driving and come across a flooded roadway, you should avoid driving through it. Turn around, don't drown.

    Although this rain may cause flooding, it will be good news for portions of the Plains that are currently experiencing an extreme drought.


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    Even though much more rainfall is needed to end the drought, the rain expected to fall into Monday will help to put another dent in the drought conditions.

    The threat of severe weather in the southern Plains is forecast to continue through Monday and Monday night.

    While the day may start with heavy and gusty thunderstorms, AccuWeather.com meteorologists are particularly concerned for severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes to erupt across eastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas Monday afternoon. Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Dallas lie in this zone.


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    The violent thunderstorms--complete with damaging winds, hail and flooding downpours--will push to the south and east toward Houston and into the lower Mississippi Valley Monday night.

    Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas, will finally have a break from thunderstorms on Monday as they shift to their east after being impacted by storms on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    Storms are expected to continue to shift eastward on Tuesday, stretching from Kentucky to Louisiana and allowing dry weather to return from Nebraska to Texas.

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