Severe Thunderstorm Watches issued for parts of 3 states in Southern Plains

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A potent storm system that will barrel through portions of the South and Gulf Coast over the next few days is expected to produce severe weather and heavy rain that could lead to potentially life-threatening flash flooding.

The precipitation is expected to develop over portions of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas on before continuing off to the east and impacting millions in the Deep South, along the Gulf Coast and eventually along the East Coast.

Due to the threat, a Severe Thunderstorm Watches have been issued by the Storm Prediction Center for parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas until after sunset. Oklahoma City is included in the alerted area.

Developing thunderstorms could produce large hail and wind gusts upwards of 70 mph.

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Thunderstorms are expected to erupt late Thursday and into the overnight hours across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has highlighted parts of the region as being under an increased risk of strong to severe thunderstorms.

Nearly 9 million people in the central and southern Plains have been placed in a Level 2 out of 5 risk on the SPC’s 5-point severe thunderstorm risk scale on Thursday.

This threat includes the cities of Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving and Grand Prairie in Texas, as well as Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma and Wichita in Kansas.

Other cities have been placed in a Level 1 risk, including Dallas, Plano and Garland in Texas.

Due to the state of the atmosphere, hail is expected to be the primary threat on Thursday versus any type of widespread tornado or damaging winds.

The FOX Forecast Center said an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out, but they are not the primary threat.

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To close out the workweek, thunderstorms are expected to become more numerous and widespread on Friday across the Southeast.

On Friday, the increased threat zone stretches from East Texas to the Florida Panhandle and includes cities such as Shreveport and Alexandria in Louisiana, Jackson in Mississippi, Montgomery and Mobile in Alabama and Little Rock in Arkansas.

Unlike Thursday, all modes of severe weather will be possible, with damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes.

It is during the Friday evening through the Saturday morning timeframe that the FOX Forecast Center is concerned about heavy rainfall over Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, where many communities could see over 2 inches of rainfall. This dangerous flood threat includes Atlanta and Birmingham, Alabama.

The threat of more heavy precipitation comes on already-saturated grounds, which could lead to rivers, creeks and streams to quickly overflow their banks.

Flood Watches have been issued for portions of central Alabama and North and Middle Georgia for Friday and Saturday.

A Flood Watch is issued by local National Weather Service offices when weather conditions are favorable for flooding, alerting residents of potential impacts.

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Before the cold front pushes off the East Coast, the chance for strong to severe storms is expected to linger across parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to start the weekend.

Forecasters expect plenty of moisture and daytime heating to be in place for storms to produce hail, gusty winds and an isolated tornado.

The threat zone includes cities such as Tallahassee and Jacksonville in Florida and Savannah in Georgia.

Most of the rainfall is expected to push offshore by Saturday evening, leaving behind a dry but breezy Sunday.

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