Severe Storms to Bring Hail, Thunder, and Flooding to Texas and Beyond
SOUTHEASTERN U.S. - The southern United States is facing another bout of severe storms this week, with forecasters predicting hail, thunderstorms, and flooding for Texas and beyond.
"Storms will initiate ahead of a cold front late Wednesday afternoon across eastern Texas and spread northeastward into the Ozark Mountains and central Mississippi Valley into early Thursday morning," explained AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Storm Warning Meteorologist Alex Avalos.
According to AccuWeather, these storms will be capable of producing mainly large hail and thunder storms, but it is possible for a tornado to appear as well. Flooding will also be a concern in some areas, especially after the region saw several similar downpours in the weeks prior.
While the severe weather will trail off early Thursday morning before moving further east, away from Texas produce, Tommy Wilkins, Grow Farms’ Director of Sales, says this may cause a bit of trouble for a few of the region’s key categories.
“When you start seeing these spring time storms, you worry about hail because it can damage crops like citrus and cabbage,” Tommy shared with me. “A lot of companies are also right in the middle of their onion harvest. A storm in the middle of an onion harvest can possibly cause damage or setbacks. You’re really going to have to wait and see—these storms can change direction quickly, so it may not end up hitting the production areas.”
While it is still up in the air exactly what the effects of the storm will be, AndNowUKnow will update you with any news on the matter.