As a snowstorm travels across the central Plains and Midwest, the potential for severe thunderstorms will exist Sunday from parts of central Texas to along the lower Mississippi River.
Most of the storms are forecast to fire in an area bounded by the I-10 and I-20 corridors.
The greatest risks from the storms are urban flooding, large hail and damaging wind gusts. However, this setup may also bring a few tornadoes. As a result, people living in or traveling through the aforementioned area will want to keep an eye out for rapidly changing weather conditions.
According to AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Severe Weather Meteorologist Tyler Dewvall, "The storms are likely to fire first near Dallas, Texas, early Sunday morning, where the main threats are likely to be large hail and urban flooding."
As Sunday progresses, the storms will expand and shift southward and eastward.
"The greatest risk for a few tornadoes is Sunday afternoon, and that is most likely in portions of northeastern Texas to near or just north of Houston," Dewvall said.
The storms are likely to continue farther east into Sunday evening. During this time, the storms will move into parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and western Mississippi. The primary threat of the storms will shift toward damaging wind gusts, along with a continued threat for blinding downpours, urban flooding and an isolated tornado.
On the northern fringe of the severe weather area, including portions of Arkansas and northern Mississippi, a change to colder conditions could lead to ice or a wintry mix Sunday night.
During Sunday night into Monday, while the storms are likely to be less volatile east of the Mississippi River, there will be an ongoing risk for urban flooding and localized damaging wind gusts. This potential will exist from New Orleans to Montgomery, Ala., and Atlanta.