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Weather Becomes Increasingly Active Over South Central U.S

Weather Becomes Increasingly Active Over South Central U.S

Upper level energy swinging out of the Southwest combined with return flowfrom the western Gulf will spread precipitation across the south centralU.S. Wednesday into Thursday. Rumbles of thunder will be possible acrossTexas while a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected withinthe northern edge of the precipitation shield stretching across theCentral Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley. Upstream, a second sourceof energy aloft will cross northern Mexico and is expected to ignite anarea of heavy rains and thunderstorms over Texas by early Friday. This image was taken by GOES East at 1945Z on December 17, 2014.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory