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Severe storms predicted in Texas, storms threaten millions Wednesday

Severe storms predicted in Texas, storms threaten millions Wednesday

Texas will be under severe weather watch again Wednesday as storms batter the northern portion of the state.

The Texas storms will be part of a trend from the central US to the southeast, with the possibility of storms stretching from southeastern Colorado to Florida.

More than 7 million people in and around Dallas are at increased risk of severe weather, while another 36 million throughout the South face the chance of turbulent weather.

Elsewhere, the upper Midwest and northern plains continue to brace for historic river floods.

Here’s what you should know about the national weather forecast for Wednesday.

Increased risk of storms in Texas

Wednesday will be the second straight day that severe thunderstorms are a possibility in central and north Texas, but the National Weather Service said conditions could with more certainty worsen in the afternoon and evening.

Tornadoes are also possible, AccuWeather said.

“Severe storms with damaging winds and very large hail are expected,” the NWS said. “A thunderstorm is generally expected along the dry line in the early afternoon.”

More than 7 million people are at “increased” risk of severe weather in Texas, meaning numerous thunderstorms are possible, according to the NWS.

Cities at increased risk include:

  • Dallas
  • fort worth
  • arlington
  • Plano
  • waco

Danger of severe weather in the entire south, south-east

Outside of North Texas, severe weather will be a possibility throughout the south and southeast, putting a total of 36 million people at a slight or marginal chance of experiencing severe weather.

“Excessive rains and severe weather threats increase Wednesday over the southern plains and lower Mississippi Valley,” the NWS said.

Severe weather threatens in:

  • Southeast Colorado
  • Northeast New Mexico
  • Central and South Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Southern Nebraska
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Central and South Georgia
  • Florida

Flood warnings remain in the upper Midwest

Flood warnings remain in place until further notice in the upper Midwest, primarily around the Mississippi River in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Parts of northeastern North Dakota are also under flood warnings through Friday due to snowmelt.

On Monday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster declaration for 10 counties along the Mississippi River. The state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said representatives are working with affected communities to ensure “the necessary resources are in place to prepare and respond” to potential flooding.

Winter Storm Warnings in Colorado

Colorado mountain residents will remain under a winter storm warning through Wednesday morning, the NWS said, as heavy snowfall could leave a buildup of up to 3 feet at some higher elevations.

In Denver, the maximum temperature is 54, with rain mixed with snow in the morning.

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