Millions of Americans brace for severe storms, flash floods and possible tornadoes this week
April 25, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A storm system bringing much needed rain to drought-stricken western states will also bring unwelcome severe storms this week.
(CNN)A storm system bringing much needed rain to drought-stricken western states will also bring unwelcome severe storms this week to the Central US.
Over 150 severe storm reports came in last week across the country, and some of those same areas could get hit with more by mid-week.
"Starting Tuesday, chances for thunderstorms will increase, especially across the eastern Panhandles where some storms may be severe," the National Weather Service office in Amarillo, Texas, said in a tweet this weekend.
According to SPC, we've had 34 confirmed tornadoes so far this month, far below the three-year average of 224.
That is largely due to March having had 191 confirmed tornadoes, way over the monthly average of 82.
The area facing the biggest threat of severe storms on Tuesday has been relatively quiet in terms of severe weather this year.
"Most of the significant severe weather days so far this year have been focused on the lower Mississippi Valley and the Deep South," said Taylor Ward, a CNN meteorologist.