The storm system that produced 17 tornadoes and millions of dollars of damage in the Dallas TX area, is now rolling toward Mississippi. The potential for severe weather is moderate to high, with a 60% chance of showers and highs in the lower 80s.
Winds will be from the southwest at 10-15 mph. We're likely to see some heavy rainfall with frequent lightning strikes.
Tonight the showers are likely to still be in place; the front is slowing down according to this mornings models. Keep in mind that the slower pace of the front lowers the threshold of severe storms, but increases the 'amount' of rain falling. Flash flooding during the overnight period is likely in low lying areas. Overnight lows will be in the lower 60s with winds southwest at 5-10 mph; 40% chance of rain
Tomorrow we'll still have the threat of rain over our heads, literally, in the morning hours going into the early afternoon. Depending on how far the front moves overnight, we could see the showers clear out by late afternoon. But if it slows down more we'll see more drenching rainfall, particularly in the eastern portions of our viewing area.
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