Share this article:
As a major storm tracks across the Central states, severe weather will continue to erupt from eastern Texas to Florida during this Palm Sunday weekend.
Blinding downpours and flooding could disrupt travel and foil outdoor activities during the Palm Sunday weekend. However, there is the potential for more violent weather conditions that could threaten lives and property in part of the Deep South.
The same complex storm system that spread substantial snow from Denver to St. Louis to Indianapolis this weekend also sparked powerful thunderstorms from northeastern Texas and Louisiana to Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
Additional storms will fire in Florida, Georgia and Alabama on Sunday. Some of these storms will be severe with strong wind gusts and hail. The greatest risk for isolated tornadoes is over the central and northern counties of the Florida Peninsula into Sunday evening.
Many of the thunderstorms have already unleashed hail. That trend will continue, along with more numerous thunderstorms producing cloud to ground lightning strikes, damaging winds and blinding downpours.
On Sunday, the severe weather threat will be greatest from coastal South Carolina to the central Florida peninsula. This includes Beaufort, S.C., Savannah, Ga. and Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa, Fla.
A return of sunshine, combined with cold air moving aloft over Alabama, western Georgia and the Florida Panhandle could make the atmosphere unstable enough to bring another round of storms Sunday. An approaching cold front would be the focusing point for the storms during the afternoon and evening hours.
AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.
Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.
Cold air will plunge into the north-central United States by week’s end, possibly bringing the first snowflakes of the season to some communities.
A medida que las temperaturas globales continúan aumentando, es probable que más personas recurran al aire acondicionado para mantenerse frescos. Como resultado, se espera que la demanda de electricidad aumente.
Even though the official start of the South Pacific tropical season is still more than a month away, an area of low pressure could become a named cyclone in the next day or two.
Imagine returning home after a major storm wreaked havoc on your neighborhood to discover that your precious family photos are unrecognizable due to mud, rain or floodwater.
A rapidly spreading wildfire ignited in the hills of Pisa, Italy on Monday night and continued to burn into Tuesday.
More than a week after Hurricane Florence’s landfall, evacuations are still taking place around the Carolinas.
While crests have occurred along the major rivers in the Carolina Midlands, the surge of water has reached areas just inland of the coast and will keep some coastal rivers, such as the Waccamaw, at major to record flood stage into October.
Hurricane Maria magnified a gap in the government's emergency and natural disaster preparedness for children shelters in Puerto Rico.