Southern states brace for another round of severe weather, including tornadoes

As people in parts of the South try pick up the pieces from a second round of storms in two weeks that hit Thursday, a third wave of severe weather is predicted this weekend. 

Parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee face an enhanced risk warning for severe weather and tornadoes on Saturday, the NWS’ Storm Prediction Center reported. 

Heavy rain, hail and wind is expectedin parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday afternoon and into the evening. Flash flooding is also expected, according to the National Weather Service.

“Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches, combined with saturated soils, could lead to rapid rises in rivers and streams throughout parts of the Mid-South and Tennessee Valley,” the National Weather Service warned. 

‘Airplanes torn apart like toys’: Severe weather in the South leaves 5 dead in Alabama, 1 in Georgia

Meanwhile in the Midwest, eastern Missouri and Illinois can expect isolated severe weather late Saturday afternoon. The expected rain, hail and wind will move into Indiana in the evening. 

Rain and thunderstorms will also be seen as far as parts of Arizona and New Mexico early Saturday, along withcentral Illinois, North and South Dakota and Upper Midwest into the night. 

The storms will shift east into Southeastern and the mid-Atlantic states Sunday, according to AccuWeather, and another round of rain is forecast for the South early next week. 

Source: Read Full Article