Heavy rain, severe storms possible Saturday

Clay Curtis
April 16, 2018

The Storm Prediction Center has increased the chance for severe weather for the Lowcountry Sunday. "The threat of heavier rains of up to 3-5", with possible flooding, should occur east of Acadiana, into Eastern Louisiana.

Marginally severe storms will be possible until 10 a.m. this morning in North Alabama, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville. Expect highs in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Conditions range from severe weather in the lower Mississippi River Valley and southeast to blizzard conditions in the Northern Plains and upper Midwest.

A vigorous storm system with a strong cold front will change Fredericksburg's weather late Sunday. Review your severe weather plan and know what you should do if a severe storm or tornado is near you.

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The thunderstorm energy potential and helicity, or tornado potential show upticks in their values, especially from Lafayette/Vermilion Parishes on eastward. Scattered rain or snow is likely Monday with a slight chance for a rumble of thunder.

However, sunshine returns Tuesday and temperatures will climb back into the low 60s! Everything looks to move out by sunrise on Monday, so this will not be a whole day event. Monday night will be clear. Some of the storms can become severe. The high will stay near 70 with mostly sunny skies. Gusty winds at times as a cold front passes through your region Monday.

"And while not everyone will experience severe weather today, models are consistently gridding out 1-2" of rain in a short window this evening as everything rolls through.

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