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A widespread severe weather outbreak is expected to unfold over the Southern and Central Plains within the next few hours, bringing long-lasting tornadoes, destructive winds, large hail, and flooding downpours to the region. The last time such high risk was issued was April 2012, when over 100 tornadoes devastated the Plains. A very active start to this season is only expected to continue, with this afternoon/evening calling for the highest risk we’ve seen in over 7 years. Over a dozen tornadoes were reported in the region just yesterday, and today, the Southern Plains is in for an especially intense and destructive round of severe thunderstorms. The highest risk today falls over the Eastern TX Panhandle, Northwestern TX, and much of Central OK. Over this area, the chances for significant tornado formation is a whopping 45%, with the highest level of risk given out by the NWS Storm Prediction Center. It’s…

Once again, the Central US is in the spotlight with multiple threats on the way to the region. This weekend, the first of two potent severe weather threats will bring all modes of severe weather, including flash flooding, to most parts of the country east of the Rockies. For the East, a relatively quiet weekend lies ahead, but some thunderstorms may cause a few isolated issues. Welcome to the Friday edition of your Morning Briefing, where we’ll give you a quick rundown on everything you need to know weather-wise, every weekday morning. Let’s dive right in. First Round of Widespread Severe Weather this Weekend: Through Sunday, our first round of risk for widespread severe weather will spread across the country, east of the Rockies. All modes of severe weather can be expected this weekend, especially some flash and river flooding from heavy downpours within developing storms.As a short-wave trough perturbations…

As we head into the middle of our week, we’ll begin to see the effects of our overall pattern change. Temperatures will warm and skies will slowly clear in the East today and tomorrow. On the West Coast, a new potent storm comes ashore, which will then provide some energy for a multi-day severe weather threat over the Central US. Welcome to the Wednesday edition of your Morning Briefing, where we’ll give you a quick rundown on everything you need to know weather-wise, every weekday morning. Let’s begin. Northeast Warm Up: Spring will make a comeback in the Northeast through the end of the week, as temperatures warm back up today and tomorrow. We will finally begin to see the effects of our overall pattern change.As higher pressure moves in aloft, skies will clear, temperatures will rise, and the water-logged region will begin to dry up after at least 5…