Part of the Southern Plains, the Ohio Valley, the central Appalachians and the mid- to lower Mississippi Valley will be threatened by severe thunderstorms and flash floods Monday and Tuesday, while a storm that soaked previously dry regions of Texas slowly moved over the weekend. the Northeast draws the week to start.
On Sunday evening, heavy rainfall was expected in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and southern Missouri, bringing 1-3 inches of rain to areas that have already absorbed more than usual, according to AccuWeather.
“Even though the rainfall in this zone may not be as intense as compared to what Southeast Texas experienced on Saturday, many of the Gulf Coast states are not in drought and may only be able to handle a moderate amount of rain,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist said. Dan Pydynowski.
Tornado watches and warnings have been issued for several Mississippi counties as rain and strong storms make their way across the state.
The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi, received a report of people trapped in a home in Terry, Mississippi. There are also reports that trees have been uprooted and mobile homes destroyed.
WJTV-TV reports Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham said at least five or six families could be displaced after a confirmed tornado in the area.
NWS officials are asking people on the subway to take shelter to protect themselves from flying debris.
A second weather threat is expected to develop across the Rockies late Sunday and into Monday, delivering sleet to the higher elevations of Colorado and Wyoming and rain to parts of the northern and central plains, according to the National Weather Service.
The top-level trough will account for dramatic temperature changes in a number of towns along its path. Denver, which came within one degree of its high on May 1 when it registered 86 degrees on Saturday, will drop to a high of 47 by Monday.
The fast-moving system will then move towards the Midwest, where cities like Omaha, Nebraska and Minneapolis will experience temperature drops of up to 15 degrees below normal in early May.
“In many locations, temperatures could drop below 32 degrees during the night hours on Tuesday, posing the risk of frost, especially in normally colder places,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Alyssa Smithmyer.
Contributions: Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY; Keisha Rowe and Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger