Round one of severe weather is underway; round two will be bigger and badder tomorrow. Some areas will see a risk for flooding as well. Behind the storms, colder air will return and this weekend looks quite cold for March.
There will be two waves of severe storms west of the Mississippi through midweek, Wednesday's should be the worst. Parts of Kentucky may be re-soaked this week, too. After that, unseasonable cold will flood the Southeast.
It looks as though the current round of soakings will mostly be beneficial going forward. We may not be so lucky next week and our first decent severe weather outbreak of the year may come at midweek. Unseasonable cold looks to hit late next week.
Things will stay mostly quiet across the South until Tuesday night when rains return to Texas. The rain and also some thunderstorms will spread into the Southeast. Later this week colder air starts pushing south again.