Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes are possible The American GFS model’s simulation of precipitation on Sunday afternoon. (Pivotal Weather) Severe weather is possible on Easter across much of the Gulf Coast and Southeast, with the risk of dangerous thunderstorms, including damaging winds, large hail tornadoes and potential flooding for millions. A potent low pressure system will whip up thunderstorms beginning Saturday over Oklahoma and Texas, with the risk expanding eastward into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia on Sunday. Some thunderstorms may eventually sneak into parts of the Mid-Atlantic states Monday. The impending severe weather comes at arguably one of the worst possible times, falling on a weekend and major holiday amid the novel coronavirus pandemic that has prompted some states to shutter their community storm shelters. There’s also the risk of flooding for some in the mid Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys, potentially extending toward the Eastern Seaboard next week. Heavy, persistent rain to the north of severe thunderstorms could fall on already saturated soils from spring rains across the Deep South. Dangerous weather A look at the clash between dry (brown) and humid (green/yellow) air that will race east and yield severe weather this weekend. (WeatherBell) The upper-level system


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