The threat of severe weather continues east of Wednesday's devastation in Granbury, Texas. Northeastern Texas and Louisiana are at risk for damaging storms.
Update at 3:15 p.m. CDT Thursday: One-inch diameter hail has damaged vehicles and a funnel cloud has been spotted in Shreveport, La. A storm was showing signs of a possible tornado south of the town.
With these storms, the main threat will be damaging wind gusts and hail. However, there still remains a threat of an isolated tornado. But as AccuWeather Staff Writer Samantha-Rae Tuthill explains, it only takes one tornado to cause devastation.
The upper-level low pressure that created the deadly tornadoes in northern Texas on Wednesday evening is moving eastward, acting as a trigger.
The hot temperatures from western Texas will continue to combine with the Gulf of Mexico moisture creating a clash favorable for strong thunderstorms.
While the exact storm complex that brought Wednesday's tornadoes began to decay late into the morning Thursday, the threat will ramp up again in far eastern Texas, southern Arkansas and the northern half of Louisiana.
Thunderstorms will be spotty, but likely strongest and most numerous in the afternoon and evening, after daytime heating will be able to help storms develop.
The possibility for severe weather is not limited to the southern Plains Thursday. Another upper low emerging from Colorado could also produce severe weather in the central Plains during the afternoon.
The wet weather pattern will continue across the Seattle area through the first part of the weekend before drier weather moves in for the new week.
While blustery winds will howl on Christmas Day, Harrisburg will continue to escape more typical winter cold until next week.
While blustery winds will usher in colder air on Christmas Day, milder air will then quickly return to Pittsburgh on Friday.
After a blustery and cold weather pattern earlier in the week, temperatures will rebound across the Detroit area and winds will die down for the weekend.
After a blustery, cold weather pattern earlier in the week, temperatures will rebound and winds will die down for the weekend.
While blustery winds will howl on Christmas Day, Boston will continue to escape more typical winter cold until next week.
Texarkana, TX (2000)
Ice storm shut down the area. Complete power failure in the city.
The Northeast (2002)
First snowstorm to affect the region on Christmas day, since 1978. 30 inches fell in Cooperdtown NY, 21" fell in Tobyhanna, PA and 19.5 inches fell in Albany NY.
Trenton, NJ (1776)
Washington crossed ice clogged Delaware, marched on Trenton in driving sleet/snow- storm. 24" had fallen in Virginia, but heavy snow belt veered seaward. British surprised, captured - all recrossed river.