Nearly a week after a violent weather outbreak left dozens dead and destroyed hundreds of homes across the southern and eastern states, it appears another severe weather outbreak is in the cards. Severe weather is expected from Texas to Arkansas east to the Carolinas and Florida; parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia could be hit hardest.
Severe thunderstorms are expected across portions of northern and central Florida Saturday. Thunderstorms capable of hail are also possible beginning Saturday afternoon from central Texas into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Isolated strong wind gusts are possible early Saturday over eastern North Carolina. As is usually the case this time of year, severe storms may also spawn isolated tornadoes.
While the south deals with severe weather, the northeast is dealing with snow. Up to 6-8″ of snow is possible along the New York / Pennsylvania state border and the higher elevations of western and central Massachusetts. Because the snow will be of the wet, heavy variety, some tree branches or power lines could come down there, creating power outage issues.
With severe weather or snow on the way, it’s imperative people prepare for the inclement weather before it arrives. With some people in different locations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they should refresh their severe weather action plans to know what to do should bad weather hit.