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Three consecutive days of severe weather are in store for the Lone Star State this week. Unfortunately this outbreak will unfold after just four days of reprieve in Texas since the start of a widespread severe weather event last week that spawned a whopping 97 tornadoes between last Wednesday and Friday in 12 states, taking at least 6 lives. Fortunately, such extensive destruction is not expected with this week’s outbreak. But the storms will nonetheless be dangerous in their own right, capable of producing baseball-sized hail, damaging winds, and a few isolated tornadoes. The severe weather threat was in its infancy Monday afternoon as a slow-moving cold front draped across the Texas panhandle, southeastern New Mexico, and central Oklahoma. South of the cold front, warm and moist air flowing from the Gulf of Mexico has supplied abundant fuel for thunderstorms. Meanwhile, an upper-level feature approaching from northern Mexico has been…

There is no rest for the weary in the storm-ravaged South-Central US. Severe thunderstorms will resurge across portions of Texas and the Deep South later this week, where just two days ago a severe weather outbreak spawned 34 tornadoes and took at least 8 lives. All modes of severe weather including damaging wind gusts, large hail, and destructive tornadoes are possible Wednesday and Thursday.The active Pacific jet stream will again be the precursor to this week’s outbreak. A low pressure system will douse the Pacific Northwest Monday and Tuesday with heavy rain as its upper-level component dives southeastward across the Rocky Mountains and Desert Southwest. A reinvigorated low-pressure system will emerge from the Rockies into the southern Plains Wednesday and feed on the contrast between the warm, humid, and unstable Gulf of Mexico air mass engulfing over the Central US and the cool, dry air mass spreading over the northern…

A powerful low pressure system with a violent history will sweep a dangerous line of thunderstorms across the Southeast, Ohio Valley, and Mid-Atlantic Sunday into early Monday morning as it treks northeast towards Québec, putting nearly 100 million Americans at risk for damaging and life-threatening severe weather. Those in the path of the storms ought to take warnings seriously. Saturday, the storm system was responsible for spawning at least 15 tornadoes across east Texas and the lower Mississippi Valley. The tornadoes took at least one life and caused at least 22 injuries. Tree-toppling straight-line winds will be the primary threat with Sunday’s storms, but tornadoes and large hail will also be possible across vast portions of the Eastern US. The storms directly related to Saturday’s severe weather outbreak survived the night, and as of early Sunday afternoon were impacting the Tennessee Valley, Georgia, the Florida Panhandle, the Carolinas, and western…