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Dangerous Storms to Threaten Texas to Louisiana, Mississippi Into Monday Night

Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain will continue to push eastward across the upper Gulf Coast and re-fire farther west in Texas into Monday night.

According to Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity, "A line of severe storms will bring the risk of damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning strikes and flash flooding as they move along across the southern parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama into Monday afternoon."

A couple of brief tornadoes can occur with the storms as they move along the Interstate-10 corridor.

Cities in the path of the dangerous storms include New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Hattiesburg and Gulfport, Mississippi; and Mobile, Alabama.

In addition to bringing disruptions to travel and daily activities, the storms will affect adjacent coastal waters, bringing a danger to fishing, boating and offshore drilling operations.

The storms are occurring a couple of days after severe storms with high winds created rough seas and toppled boats at a regatta in Mobile Bay on Saturday.

The storms are likely to diminish in intensity as they approach the Florida Panhandle Monday evening. However, additional storms that erupt Tuesday will likely extend farther east along the Gulf Coast.

Additional rounds of storms are likely to fire and move eastward from the upper Texas coast to the Mississippi Delta region into Monday night.

Because of the repeating nature of the storms, there is an elevated risk of flooding along with the potential for damaging wind and hail. The risk includes the Houston area to Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, and Lake Charles and Lafayette, Louisiana.

"More storms will erupt over central and coastal Texas late Monday into Monday night," Margusity said.

A few big storms with hail and strong winds can affect areas farther west along the I-35 corridor from Waco, Texas, to near Dallas and Wichita Falls, Texas.

Along with the risk of localized damaging wind gusts, large hail and a couple of tornadoes, flash flooding can occur with the storms in Texas.

The risk of flooding rain will extend near and north of Dallas, westward to Amarillo, Texas, and into the Oklahoma City area.