• A widespread storm will move from California to the central and eastern states next week.
  • Severe weather conditions are possible in the plains and parts of the south.
  • Snow, a winter mix and wind could impact parts of the northern part of the country.

Another classic spring storm will sweep across the country next week, unleashing a series of severe multi-day thunderstorms, including a possible tornado threat, along with heavy rain, high winds and snow.

The pattern is familiar for spring, with a strong southerly dive of the jet stream and an area of ​​low pressure aloft from California and southwest into the central United States during the first half of the week. next. By Tuesday and Wednesday, this storm system will have drawn on a supply of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the development of widespread rains and thunderstorms across the southern and central United States.

These storms could produce tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail in parts of the south as the system heads east mid-week. This includes some of the same areas that were hit by extreme weather last week.

(CONTINUED: Impacts of last week’s outbreak)

Torrential rains are also a potential threat from parts of the south to the Midwest.

Meanwhile, snow and wind could impact areas from the Frontal Range of the Rocky Mountains to the northern plains, upper Midwest and north of the Great Lakes.

Here’s a preview of what to expect, but be sure to check for updates.


Sunday Monday

The storm will arrive in California late Sunday through Monday.

Rain is expected across much of the state, but the highest potential for an inch or more is in Southern California. This rain is welcome, but it’s a drop in the ocean in terms of drought relief.


Tuesday-Tuesday evening

Rain and thunderstorms will become widespread by Tuesday evening across the Plains and Midwest.

Severe storms, which may contain damaging winds, large hail and a tornado threat, are most likely from northern Texas through Oklahoma and central Kansas. It is too early to provide details on the magnitude of these threats.

This system could also start producing snow, or a winter mix, as well as gusty winds in the northern plains, upper Midwest and northern Great Lakes.


Wednesday-Wednesday evening

Torrential rains and thunderstorms will spread further east into the Midwest and South by the middle of the week.

Areas from the lower Ohio Valley to the lower Mississippi Valley have the highest risk of severe storms. Tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail could all be potential threats. Again, it’s too early to provide specific details on the exact scale and timing.

Heavy rains could contribute to localized flooding in parts of the South and Midwest.

Snow and strong winds could impact parts of the Northern Plains and upper Midwest. Winter mixing is possible in the interior northeast.



There could be a continuation of wintry weather and severe thunderstorms from this system on Thursday. However, the predictions presented below are subject to change once configuration details are better defined.


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