After thunderstorms fire over the southern High Plains Monday evening, a complex of storms will ride southeastward over northern and central Texas into Tuesday morning.
Storms Monday evening from west Texas, eastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma panhandle to eastern Colorado and western Kansas had the potential to bring damaging wind gusts, large hail and a couple of tornadoes.
Some of the storms will survive the overnight hours by focusing along frontal zone reaching west to east across northern Texas.
The storms are likely to build southeastward into the warm air from Abilene to Dallas-Ft. Worth during the early morning hours Tuesday. As they move along the risks from the storms will mostly be from damaging wind gusts and flash flooding.
There is a chance the storms continue to re-fire during Tuesday midday and afternoon, reaching areas from Austin to Houston.
A similar complex of storms formed over the central High Plains Sunday night and drifted across Oklahoma and northern Texas into Monday morning.
The new complex of storms is forecast to fire and move farther to the south than the storms from Sunday night.
Matthew has become a hurricane in the Caribbean and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
Improving weather over the next several days will aid officials in battling wildfires across California.
Snow in New England and Pennsylvania mountains.
Terre Bone Parish, LA (1915)
Hurricane hit with 140-mph winds. The storm wrecked 90 percent of the buildings in town. Central pressure of 951.9 mb; 275 killed, $13 million damage.
St. Louis, MO (1927)
Tornado 300 feet across with a 4-mile path crossed river. Twister killed 72, caused $22 million damage. Total of 81 dead from outbreak and $25 million damage.