Millions of Americans are going to be in danger of losing power this weekend just as the temperatures take a dramatic plunge.
The second major storm of the week is set to move across the eastern half of the country over the next few days, bringing the threat of flooding, damaging winds, and tornadoes. Here is the latest information about this volatile forecast.
Weather Forecast Calling for Rinse and Repeat of More Storms for Eastern U.S.
It is starting to feel like Groundhog Day for much of the southern and eastern U.S. Just days after an early week storm pummeled the region, another potent weather maker is on the way.
The impacts of this storm were already being felt late Thursday across the Arklatex region and into the lower Mississippi Valley. The upper Gulf Coast and the southern tier of the Eastern Seaboard will see these effects throughout the day Friday as the system pushes to the east.
A powerful jet stream in place will lay the groundwork for thunderstorms and potential tornadoes to develop across the South on Friday.
The energy from this jet stream will pair with an influx of warm and moist air from the Gulf of Mexico to fuel the originating storm. These storms will come together in front of a cold front that is gaining in intensity behind the cells.