By: Meteorologist Phil Genskow
Updated: May 3rd 2019

US Weather Spotlight: 5-3-19

Heavy rain, storms, and even some snow is possible through the weekend for a chunk of the central and eastern part of the country while the west will be dry and mild.  

A slow moving front that will begin today draped from TX northeastward into the northeast will be the focal point of active weather in the south and eastern parts of the country with the best chance for storms with some severe and with heavy rain potential. The greatest chance for severe storms today will come in TX mainly this evening and overnight, Saturday further east into eastern Dixie Alley and the southern Appalachians, and Sunday a more marginal threat for the eastern Carolinas, eastern GA, and north central FL.

Further west into the Plains and Midwest more isolated to scattered type activity is expected at times as a couple of front affect these regions. Isolated severe storms are possible Saturday afternoon and evening mainly in the southwestern Plains, and then spreads a bit east on Sunday sticking in parts of the southwest Plains but also including the central Plains and western IA. To the north cold enough air will be present for some snow to mix in or even a brief changeover to all snow at times in northern and eastern MT and western and northern ND.  

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