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Severe storms, flooding eye Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana this week

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Rounds of severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours will stretch across a large part of the south-central United States this week.

Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana will sit in the crosshairs of severe weather through Tuesday.

During Monday afternoon and into Monday night, the primary threat zone for damaging thunderstorms will extend from southeastern Colorado and the Oklahoma and northern Texas panhandles to central Oklahoma and southwestern and south-central Kansas.

Storms into Monday night will bring the potential for the full spectrum of severe weather. Hail, damaging wind gusts, flash flooding and isolated tornadoes can be expected.

"Storms that initially develop near the borders of Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas will be capable of producing a few tornadoes, large hail and wind gusts to 65 mph," AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Eddie Walker said. "During Tuesday night, the storms will develop into a large complex that moves quickly to the east, while the threat of tornadoes diminishes."

On Tuesday, the threat for damaging thunderstorms will shift farther south and east.

Storms from Tuesday afternoon to Tuesday night will extend from central Texas to much of Louisiana and into southern Mississippi. A few powerful storms may also brush the southern counties of Arkansas.

"The main threats from the storms on Tuesday will be from damaging wind gusts, large hail and flash flooding," Walker said.

Rounds of severe thunderstorms will continue during the balance of the week in the South Central states, as will the risk of flooding.

Portions of Texas, including Angleton, Ingleside, Rockport, Corpus Christi and Houston were hit by flash flooding during Sunday night and Monday morning.

Cumulative rainfall will average 2-4 inches from portions of Texas to Missouri and into the Florida panhandle through Friday.

The greatest amount of rain will extend from central and coastal Texas to along the central Gulf coast, where some rainfall totals can top 6 inches.