Potential for thunderstorms exist Monday in the Central Valley and foothills. The best chance for rain will be for areas along and east of Interstate 35. Main threat will be the damaging straight line winds 50-60mph+.
We're watching a major storm system that's sparking a multi-state blizzard warning, stretching from Kansas to Minnesota. Severe thunderstorms will be possible in advance of the cold front this afternoon through this evening and overnight. Sunday will be a washout with rainfall totals ultimately reaching 1"-2"+ inches across the area".
Temperatures will stay around the low to mid-80s, according to NWS.
A back door cold front from the north looks like it will sink through the region Saturday night into Sunday. These storms will affect eastern Virginia near and after midnight. Flooding is listed as a lesser threat, with the exception of localized flooding from periods of heavy rain.
There will be a light wintry mix in NC Kansas and I can see a few of these rain showers/flurries making their way far enough south to the Wichita metro.
A large part of the WBTV viewing area, including the Foothills & Piedmont, has now been upgraded to an Enhanced Risk (orange area) of severe weather.
Much cooler temperatures are due for this coming Monday and Tuesday. Lows Monday will dip into the upper 30s to low 40s. I still believe the threat is greatest in South Alabama, but we can not rule out any possibility even for the central part of the state. Freezing rain is possible and could lead to icy roads and sidewalks.
Governor John Bel Edwards released the following statement following severe weather that passed through the state on Saturday, April 14.