The risk of localized flash flooding and thunderstorms capable of producing large hail and strong wind gusts will continue over part of Texas and Louisiana into Friday night.
The storms can disrupt travel and outdoor activities.
According to Southern Weather Expert Dan Kottlowski, "While the storms are isolated, some locations will be hit by multiple storms, raising concerns for flash and urban flooding."
The storms are igniting along the tail end of a front advancing slowly across the Central states.
Moisture continues to stream in from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of the front, boosting the risk for torrential rainfall.
"A small number of the storms will also bring large hail and damaging wind gusts," Kottlowski said.
Major cities that can be impacted by the storms include San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Beaumont and College Station in Texas, as well as Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge and New Orleans in Louisiana.
While the rainfall can cause localized problems in the short term, much of the region is projected to have building drought this summer.
"Any rainfall the area gets now may help the region later on this summer as we expect drought conditions to shift into the region during the hottest part of the year," Kottlowski said.
Another opportunity for drenching rainfall and the risk of severe weather may develop over portions of central and coastal Texas later Sunday into Monday night.
Cyclonic Storm Kyant will unleash heavy rain and strong winds on areas from western Myanmar to northeastern India and Bangladesh this week.
Beneficial rain will douse California late this week, with the potential for some rain to reach southern portions of the state.
A storm will slide in from the Midwest to bring another dose of cold rain and wet snow to parts of the northeastern United States from Wednesday night into Friday.
Floods are underrated weather hazards that cause widespread destruction, but people can minimize risks by following certain safety measures and investing in flood insurance.
Flooding downpours and thunderstorms will continue to target a part of the central United States into Wednesday night.
The severe drought in the northeastern U.S. has left most of the region reeling for months as farmers have been forced to work with arid land.
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Air pollution alert in Northeastern cities.
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A total of 0.71 inches of rain (25-26th). Normal for all of October is 0.42 inches.