There are severe storms in the South and Mississippi Valley today and tomorrow

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Another round of severe weather is slamming parts of the South and Mississippi Valley Tuesday night, less than a week after a powerful storm system that swept through parts of the region killed at least three people.
The storms have dumped around 4 to 6 inches of rain in parts of northeast Texas, northwest Louisiana and southwest Arkansas, prompting flash flood warnings Tuesday.
Continuing storms are forecast to unleash flooding, damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes Tuesday night through Thursday, threatening tens of millions of Americans from eastern Texas to the Southeast coast.
The storms will also continue to bring heavy rain over the same areas that have been getting drenched since Monday.
A Level 4 of 5 threat of severe storms stretches from eastern Louisiana to western Alabama, including Baton Rouge and Jackson.
A more isolated tornado and damaging wind risk is expected in Level 2 of 5 threat areas, including Birmingham, Montgomery and Huntsville, Alabama.
Flash flooding could occur in all areas, especially parts of eastern Mississippi and central and southern Alabama.
By Thursday, the severe storm threat shifts further into the Southeast while storms also pummel the Ohio Valley.


Less than a week after a strong storm system swept through parts of the region and killed at least three people, another round of severe weather is wreaking havoc on parts of the South and Mississippi Valley Tuesday night.

On Monday, there was a lot of rain, wind, and lightning from Texas to Alabama. Tuesday saw the issuance of flash flood warnings due to the storms’ 4–6 inches of rain that fell in some areas of northeast Texas, northwest Louisiana, and southwest Arkansas.

From Tuesday night through Thursday, more storms are expected to threaten tens of millions of Americans from eastern Texas to the Southeast coast with flooding, damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes. Power monitoring website poweroutage . us reports that by late Tuesday night, almost 80,000 customers in Texas and Louisiana were without power.

The threat of tornadoes with a minimum intensity of EF2 in an area extending from eastern Texas to the Florida Panhandle through Wednesday night is especially concerning.

The National Weather Service reported that shortly after 8:30 p.m. in Mississippi, a destructive tornado was confirmed. me. , or around 20 miles west of Jackson, the state capital, over Raymond at local time on Tuesday.

Once more, there is a tornado in the area. The weather service issued a warning, saying, “TAKE COVER NOW! Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Stay away from windows. Get under the nearest strong cover if you’re outside, in a mobile home, or in a car to avoid getting hit by flying debris. “.

Residents in Bell County, Texas, were warned to “seek shelter” by the Forth Worth, Texas, weather service on Tuesday night as baseball-sized hail continued to fall.

The same areas that have been drenched since Monday will continue to see heavy rain brought on by the storms. In certain areas of the southern Mississippi Valley, widespread rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are anticipated Tuesday and Wednesday, with localized totals of more than 8 inches possible. For most of the region, flood watches are in effect through Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service in Jackson issued a warning that flash flooding and minor to moderate river flooding are likely outcomes of the multiple rounds of heavy rain that are expected between Tuesday and Wednesday in some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.

The weather service reported that up to 10 inches of rain are possible in some areas just west of Jackson, which could result in flooded roads and buildings.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this week ordered the state’s emergency management division to gather resources for emergency response in advance of the severe weather and urged the thousands of people who descended upon the state on Monday to see the solar eclipse to follow official weather advisories.

The governor announced on Tuesday that he had given the go-ahead for officials to send out more personnel in reaction to strong thunderstorms and possible flash flooding.

The strongest storms are likely to arrive on Wednesday.

The strongest storm threat is expected to occur on Wednesday and will continue into the morning hours as storms from Tuesday night move eastward.

The Storm Prediction Center issued a warning for “many” severe thunderstorms on Wednesday, with wind gusts up to 75 mph and “many tornadoes, some of which should be strong (EF2-EF3 caliber)”.

Baton Rouge and Jackson are located in the western part of Alabama and stretch into eastern Louisiana under a Level 4 of 5 threat of severe storms.”. These are the places most likely to experience powerful tornadoes, though some may also occur in Level 3 of 5 areas, such as Mobile and New Orleans.

In Alabama’s Level 2 of 5 threat areas, which include Birmingham, Montgomery, and Huntsville, a more solitary tornado and a dangerous wind risk are anticipated.

In all regions, but particularly in eastern Mississippi and central and southern Alabama, flash flooding is a possibility. According to the Weather Prediction Center, there is a Level 3 or 4 risk of flooding rain in the region. The I-20/I-59 interchange in Alabama could see rain falling at a rate of almost two inches per hour.

By Thursday, the Ohio Valley is being battered by storms as the threat of severe storms moves further into the Southeast. Threats from damaging winds and the possibility of one or more tornadoes are Level 2 of 5 for both regions. From the Southeast to New England, there is a risk of flooding on Thursday, with the Appalachian Mountains expected to bring the worst weather.

Robert Shackelford of CNN contributed to this article.

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