After days of deadly severe thunderstorms brought widespread damage across the southeastern and central United States, the threat of flooding and violent thunderstorms will continue across the nation into Monday.
There were over 225 preliminary reports of wind damage and 30 reports of hail across the nation from Saturday's destructive storms and over 230 preliminary reports of wind damage on Sunday.
Flooding rain and severe weather spread from eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and northern Arkansas to Missouri on Sunday morning, leading to rapid rises on creeks and smaller rivers across the region. woman was found dead amid flooding in eastern Oklahoma before dawn. A flash flood emergency was declared for southern Newton and northern McDonald counties in southwestern Missouri later in the morning
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The larger Missouri and Arkansas rivers will also continue to
"Heavy rain from late last week and this weekend will also halt the recession of the Mississippi River along the border of Missouri and Illinois," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski . "The river at St. Louis is expected to climb back to near the major flood stage of 40 feet later this week."
The flood rain across Missouri and neighboring parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas narrowed off Sunday night, but the threat
A line of thunderstorms swept southward through eastern Texas, southern Arkansas and Louisiana Sunday night, and these storms will push off the western Gulf Coast Monday morning. ] Because the energy supporting the storm system will be lifting northward to the northern tier of the United States on Monday, the threat to widespread severe weather will be less in these areas than it was farther north on Sunday.
The main threats from the isolated severe weather on Monday, much like Saturday and Sunday, will be widespread incidents of damage to trees, power lines and roofs due to strong wind gusts and areas of flash flooding  Since the storms are forecast to move more slowly than those on Sunday, the risk for flash flooding may be as great as it was on Sunday.  TX storms June 23 “/>
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For motorists traveling along portions of interstates 10, 20, 35 and 45, rapid reductions in road traffic and blinding downpours could cause major
It is slow down in heavy downpours or on wet roads to reduce the risk of hydroplaning when traveling at highway speeds, and never drive through water-covered roads. impossible to determine the depth of water on a roadway using only one's eyesight, and it only takes about 2 feet of water to carry away most vehicles
"Remember to mov "Inside the first rumble of the thunder because it is at this time you are in danger of being struck by lightning," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski added.
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Cities such as San Antonio, Houston, Tyler and Dallas, Texas, could be targeted with at least a few hours of wet weather spanning Monday and Monday night
"There can be more than one round of heavy and severe thunderstorms impacting South Central states on Monday, "Pydynowski said.
" With the severe weather from the end of the weekend spreading to the Houston and San Antonio areas early on Monday, Dallas can be dry until stronger thunderstorms that develop over western Texas extended to the Metroplex late in the day and into the evening, "she added.
Another, more organized area of severe weather will erupt across the Tennessee and Ohio River valleys, as well as the central Appalachians, on Monday as the storm system moves into the western Great Lakes region
Outdoor sports events such as Major League Baseball games could be delayed or even canceled as the storms roll through the region
"The threat to life and property fr a severe thunderstorms man will shift focus from the central and southern Plains to the northern tier of the nation's midsection in the wake of this storm, "AccuWeather Meteorologist Renee Duff said.
A northward push in the jet stream will be responsible for bringing about this change in the weather pattern during the middle and the last part of this week, giving the south-central US and much-needed reprieve from the onslaught of relentless thunderstorms.
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