Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

"As we go through the day on Monday, into the heart of the afternoon, those storms are going to be sweeping through states like Georgia and Florida and over into SC and North Carolina".

"Keep checking on the weather because the spring storm season can tend to be unpredictable at times", Guerrero said. The storm mode should favor discrete development, transitioning into a squall line for eastern Texas-with isolated discrete cells developing ahead of the squall line just south of the warm-front. Meantime, much of southeast Texas is under a Tornado Watch until 1 p.m.

Sunday's First Alert Weather Day could pose greater threats to Central Texas.

In the event of severe weather, the NWS recommends having multiple ways to receive weather information in case one way fails.

A storm system rumbling eastward through Texas toward the lower Mississippi Valley could pelt the region with large hail and cause flash-flooding and spawn tornadoes.

With the threat of severe weather on Monday, several schools announced closings or early dismissals.

"The primary threats will be damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and large hail", Erickson said.




The NWS also urges those who are in areas subject to flooding to get to higher ground during a flood and do not walk through flood waters.

The storm system will continue moving east through Monday, forecasters said.

There is also a risk for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook. Storms are expected to break out during the day and some may be severe, with the risk for hail, straight-line winds, and a possible tornado.

There is an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms early Friday.

Flash flood watches have been issued for parts of southeastern Texas, southern Louisiana and southwestern MS, where 2 to 4 inches of rain are likely and isolated spots could receive up to 8 inches.

Rain amounts may exceed a couple of inches.

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