More Severe Storms Targeting West Texas and Vicinity

By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
May 25, 2014; 11:58 PM ET
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Showers and thunderstorms will continue to rattle the Plains to close out Sunday with the threat for severe weather greatest across the southern High Plains.

Anyone planning to celebrate the unofficial start to summer outside should prepare for the stormy weather.

Showers and thunderstorms are overspreading much of the nation's midsection with severe thunderstorms focusing on the southern Plains.

Western Texas, western Oklahoma and far eastern New Mexico will remain the target of yet another round of drenching and severe thunderstorms through Sunday evening.

Large hail, damaging wind gusts and flooding downpours will be the biggest threats with these storms; however, a few brief tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

Keep in mind that any thunderstorm that develops will be accompanied by lightning.

If you are outside and hear thunder, you are close enough to be stuck by lightning and should seek shelter until the storm has passed.

Any severe thunderstorm that develops farther to the north across the Plains will be isolated in nature.

Yet another day of stormy weather is on tap for Monday for much of the Plains, continuing the threat of severe weather into Memorial Day.

Despite some of the dangers associated with these storms, they will bring much-needed rainfall to portions of the Plains currently experiencing an extreme drought.

Several inches of rain are possible over the southern Plains through the holiday weekend where showers and thunderstorms are seen several days in a row.

Memorial Day Forecast: Plains to Stay Stormy, East to Warm Severe Weather Center
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As much as this will help lessen the severity of the drought in the short term, much more rain is needed over a longer period of time to have a significant impact on the extreme drought.


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