Watches Issued: Severe Thunderstorms Are Expected to Intensify Into Wednesday Evening in the Mississippi Valley | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel |

A few severe thunderstorms are possible through this evening in parts of the Mississippi Valley.

4/8/2021 12:15:00 AM

A few severe thunderstorms are possible through this evening in parts of the Mississippi Valley.

The weather pattern is turning more active again, and that means severe storms will return. - Articles from The Weather Channel |

Byless than an hour agoAt a GlanceA new weather system is ushering in a stormier weather pattern.Strong to severe storms are possible from portions of the Plains into the South.This severe threat will be greatest on Wednesday.Severe thunderstorms, with damaging winds, hail and tornadoes, are expected Wednesday in the lower Mississippi Valley. The threat of severe storms will persist across parts of the South during the second half of this week as the weather pattern in the U.S. wakes up from its recent slumber.

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High pressure has been dominant across the Lower 48 over the past few days, and that has kept precipitation minimal in most areas of the country.This changed on Tuesday when a disturbance tracked through the West helping to intensify a low-pressure system in the Plains. The low is pulling in Gulf of Mexico moisture, triggering the development of widespread showers and thunderstorms in parts of Plains, Midwest and South.

Thunderstorms will move eastward through parts of the Plains, Midwest and South into Wednesday night.NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued the following severe weather watches:Afor much of Missouri until 7 p.m. CT.Atornado watchhas been issued for portions of Arkansas, northeast Texas and northwest Louisiana until 8 p.m. CT.

Current Radar, Watches and WarningsForecastWednesday-Wednesday NightA broad area of the central U.S. will see scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday, from the upper Midwest into the lower Mississippi Valley. Read more: »

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