Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

Posted April 03, 2017

Confidence is increasing for a severe weather event to take place across Central Georgia Monday afternoon and evening.

"Biggest threats are going to be wind damage and hail-couldn't rule out an isolated tornado in this particular setup". "Significant Tornado Parameter" is an index that factors in multiple ingredients (available energy in the atmosphere, moisture, rotating winds with height, etc) and puts together a number that attempts to find areas in the atmosphere that are favorable for producing tornadic storms.

And some of these storms could be severe while impacting the entire South-Central Texas region, according to National Weather Service forecasters. Meantime, much of southeast Texas is under a Tornado Watch until 1 p.m. A potent upper-level low will begin to approach Texas at the same time. Instability values could range between 2,000-3,000 J/kg.

Dry air will move in quickly Tuesday morning, with a very warm day lying ahead.

There is the potential for severe weather as these storm move in Sunday night.

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The remains of a trailer where a woman and her 3-year-old daughter were killed Sunday after a suspected tornado in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

We've already seen more than 400 tornadoes in the United States, and the severe weather season is just getting started. If this occurs that would result in a stronger surface low and a better response from low-level wind fields.

A Texas state trooper reported seeing a suspected tornado touch down early Sunday morning near Center Point, Texas, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio, Texas.

In addition to the heavy rain threat, you will want to stay weather aware on Sunday as all modes of severe weather will be in play as well. Highs were in the low to mid 80s with a full day of sunshine. It should also be noted, precipitation amounts will be copious tomorrow. When combined with rainfall from Wednesday this could easily cause more localized street flooding and flash flooding of low-lying areas.

The most sure-fire way to get watches and warnings as soon as they're issued is through smartphone weather apps like Storm Shield.