Live: Severe Weather in South for Christmas
A low pressure moving along the south Tuesday is expected to create rather rare dynamic for the month of December.
This storm presents the risk for severe weather from eastern Texas and along to western Georgia and Florida. Likely impacts include strong thunderstorms with torrential downpours and damaging winds in addition to isolated tornadoes.
But that is not all the storm will be dishing out. Cold air filtering behind the storm will allow for Christmas snow from Colorado through the Plains and northern Texas.
While many people will spend December 25th celebrating with friends and family, caution should be used whether your traveling or staying at home.
UPDATES: (All in Eastern Standard Time)
6:25 A.M. Thunderstorm wind damage reported in Cass, Texas this morning. Power lines were blown down which resulted in a small fire on Highway 8.
6:00 A.M. Severe Thunderstorms continue to develop in northern Texas. This put a severe thunderstorm warning in Bowie County, a county currently under a winter weather advisory for accumulating snow this evening.
5:18 A.M.: Oklahoma State Police close multiple roadways due to icing. 1-35 Northbound was closed near Oklahoma City. Part of 1-44 was closed because ice causing several wrecks on the Oklahoma River Bridge.
4:45 A.M.: Cars reportedly were covered with ice in the Oklahoma City area, making roadways very slippery and creating dangerous traveling conditions.
4:00 A.M.: One-inch diameter hail was reported by law enforcement in Rusk, Texas.
3:37 A.M.: The severe weather outbreak officially begins with a tornado warning in Northern Acadia Parish in Louisiana. Severe thunderstorm warnings were also issued for neighboring counties.
2:40 A.M.: Severe Thunderstorm Watches issued for 42 counties in eastern Texas and 5 parishes in Louisiana.
2:05 A.M.: Thunderstorms start building and strengthening in eastern Texas, including the cities of McKinney, Jasper and Beaumont.
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