Severe Storms Eye Southern Plains, Southeast

Active weather will continue across parts of the U.S. today, with severe thunderstorms producing large hail and damaging winds across southern Texas and the Southeast.

A barrage of violent thunderstorms across southern Texas will be triggered by strong daytime heating, which will destabilize the atmosphere, and allow for strong to severe thunderstorms to erupt later today. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk for severe weather in southern Texas, which includes Corpus Christi, Laredo and Brownsville, Texas. These cities will all be at risk for a dangerous encounter with severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The main threats will be hail greater than the size of quarters and damaging wind gusts of 55 to 65 mph.

Another zone of severe weather will develop along a stalled front across in the Southeast this evening, from southeastern Alabama through Georgia to southern South Carolina. Here, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk for severe weather, which includes the cities of Columbus and Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.

Reports of severe weather were common on Monday throughout the southern High Plains, Texas and Oklahoma. Wind gusts of 60-80 mph and hail up the size of quarters blasted many locations across New Mexico and Texas.

Be sure to understand the difference between a severe thunderstorm or tornado watch and a warning. A watch means that an area is being monitored for dangerous weather. A warning means that dangerous weather is imminent. When a warning is issued, there may be too little time to travel across town or across a county to escape the storm. The time to have a plan of action and move to the general vicinity of a storm shelter or safe area is when a watch is issued.

Keep in mind that lightning is one of Mother Nature’s most dangerous killers. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning, even if the sun is shining.

If you or someone you know is effected by these storms causing damage to their home or business. Contact First Restoration America Now!

Story obtained from: http://weather.weatherbug.com/news/Severe-Weather-Eyes-The-Southern-Plains,-Lower-Mis