Washington, Europe Brief News – Two storms are poised to bring severe weather over portions of the south-central United States (US) this week.
This is the second storm that may bring a heightened risk of dangerous thunderstorms in the US, including a significant tornado threat, AccuWeather meteorologists warn.
Factoring in the multiple rounds and areal coverage of upcoming severe weather this week, more than 40 million people may be at risk.
Some of the same locations that have been hit repeatedly by severe weather, including the threat of tornadoes, so far this winter may get hit again this week.
“The first and weaker of the storm duo will pivot quickly from southern Colorado to northern Michigan spanning Monday and Tuesday,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Courtney Travis said.
A stripe of accumulating snow will extend north and west of the storm track with slippery travel early this week.
However, a broad area of showers and thunderstorms will occur south and east of the storm track and there is growing concern that a squall line may extend from north-central Texas to eastern Oklahoma on Monday night, AccuWeather forecasters say.
Major cities that could be affected by thunderstorms for a time on Monday night and into Tuesday include Dallas and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The main threats from the storms from Monday night to Tuesday evening will be strong wind gusts that could knock down trees and torrential downpours that could lead to flash flooding, forecasters say.