Severe Thunderstorms for the South

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Severe thunderstorms are expected over the South from Texas to the Carolinas for the next several days, with a Marine warning along the Gulf, no snow in the forecast, but returns on Wednesday. The 2-day forecast.

Several days of severe thunderstorms for South, marine warning, extreme weather risk

Parts of Louisiana and Mississippi are under a severe weather Level 1 threat of isolated severe thunderstorms on Tuesday, with the slight/minimal threat level for damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes.

Thunderstorms are forecast to be prevalent across the South on Tuesday from eastern Texas and Oklahoma, for most of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida, and into Tennessee and North Carolina parts.

On Wednesday, thunderstorms move east over Florida, Alabama, Georgia, southeastern Tennessee, and the Carolinas.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a special Marine warning that extends from parts of Louisiana to Pensacola, Florida on Tuesday with possible waterspouts capable of capsizing boats, damaging vessels, and oil rigs. Vessels were urged to move to safe harbor until hazardous weather passed.

NWS weather alerts for Tuesday

Here are the latest weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Tuesday:

Winter weather advisory: Northwest and Western Oregon; Western Wyoming.

High wind warnings and advisories for portions of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, California.

Red flag warning: Southern South Dakota, central Nebraska, eastern Colorado, western Kansas.

Colorado making snow to extend ski season

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Denver’s 4th-largest snowstorm on record when 27.1 inches of snow fell.

This year, it’s an entirely different story throughout Colorado as snow machines are being used to extend the season by one week, allowing lifts to run through April 24, 9 News reported. Colder-than-normal temperatures have been persistent since January, helping to preserve the snowpack.

Forecast: A look ahead

The 6-10 day outlook through March 24, from the National Weather Service (NWS), shows above normal temperatures for the eastern half of the US, while most of the western half of the US will see below-normal temperatures with the exception of California, southern Oregon, and western Nevada. The Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic, and Northeast will see “much above normal” temperatures, according to the NWS, WGN 9 reports.

Wednesday:

Snow in the West for parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado.

Thunderstorms for the Southeast over much of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and portions of Tennessee and Virginia.

Rain over parts of the mid-South and mid-Atlantic.

Thursday:

Snow over portions of Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Thunderstorms over portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, the Florida Panhandle, and much of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Rain over parts of the plains, and upper Midwest and along the East Coast from the Carolinas to Maine.