The Argentinean and Uruguayan meteorological authorities have issued alerts for their respective countries due to storms forecast to continue Thursday, May 31.
In Argentina, alerts are in effect in central and eastern Chaco province, Corrientes province, the north of Entre Ríos province, central and eastern Formosa province, and northeastern Santa Fe province.
The Uruguayan meteorological institute INUMET has issued yellow alerts - the third highest level - for the north the country. The alerts are in place in all or parts of the departments of Artigas, Cerro Largo, Paysandú, Rivera, Salto, Tacuarembó, and Treinta y Tres.
Heavy rain, thunder and lighting, and violent winds are expected throughout the day. Associated flooding, power outages, and transportation disruptions are possible.
Individuals in affected areas are advised to follow local weather forecasts, follow any advice issued by the local authorities, and keep battery-powered devices charged when possible.