The Southern storms that have been affecting this region of the U.S. are still in full swing heading into the new work week. Multi-day severe weather in Southeast, South-central, and the Gulf Coast U.S. is forecast to linger through at least Monday.
Here is what you need to know about the parade of Southern storms still unfolding across this part of the country.
Southern Storms to Linger Through Monday
It has been a rocky weekend for a large portion of the southern U.S. The unsettled weather is set to stick around into the beginning of the new week, bringing impacts such as heavy rain, hail, and an outside threat of tornadoes.
A stalled frontal boundary is to blame for the inclement conditions that will not budge. The multiple rounds of Southern storms will continue to push to the east from Texas and into the Carolinas throughout Sunday and Monday.
Central Texas was the first part of the region to see the severe weather ignite on Saturday as torrential rain and hail swept through the Lone Star State. The moisture coming up from the Gulf of Mexico will fuel the persistent rainfall and the chance of flash flooding. The train of storms will dump several inches of rain that fill up rivers and streams, contributing to this threat of flooding.
You can expect widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches of rain for an area from northeastern Texas to Kentucky. This line of rain will eventually push into West Virginia and central portions of Virginia through Monday. Cities such as Richmond, Virginia are expecting about a quarter of an inch of rain on Monday with another half of an inch on tap for the overnight hours.
It will be even soggier in the zone from the border of Texas and Louisiana and to the northeast through the Smoky Mountains. This zone should anticipate rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches.