By Alex Sosnowski – AccuWeather
Following strong to locally severe thunderstorms in part of the South Central states at midweek, the risk of violent storms will increase over the region on Friday.
According to AccuWeather Senior Storm Warning Meteorologist Tyler Dewvall, “Spotty severe thunderstorms will grow in coverage during Thursday afternoon into the evening from parts of Texas and Oklahoma to the lower Mississippi Valley.”
The storms are likely to diminish later Thursday night.
The main event of severe weather this week is likely to occur later Friday into Friday night.
AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski is concerned about an outbreak of severe weather late this week that can threaten lives and property.
“It really will not be until the end of the week that severe weather really ramps up and a significant outbreak could occur as the main storm system moves out from the Southwest,” Kottlowski said.
As a storm system pushes out of the Southwest late this week, the coverage of severe storms is forecast to increase dramatically across a large part of Texas and Oklahoma and expand northeastward into Kansas and Missouri as well as eastward into Arkansas and Louisiana.