When: Friday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 27 - Wednesday, April 28
Severe Weather Ramping Back Up
After a very active March, with 191 tornadoes preliminarily counted by the Storm Prediction Center, there’s been a lull in severe weather in April. That seems poised to change with multiple chances for severe weather in the forecast starting this Friday and again next week.
Storms on Friday are expected to develop across central Oklahoma down into central Texas, eventually advancing east into Louisiana and Mississippi. Severe storms will continue on Saturday across the Gulf Coast states. Damaging winds, hail, flash flooding, and lightning are the most likely threats, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Next week’s set-up features an intensifying low-pressure system moving from the Rockies onto the Plains, setting the stage for what could be a multi-day event. AccuWeather meteorologists are anticipating increasing changes for severe storms starting on Tuesday, April 27 across the Plains, shifting east into the Lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday.