Tornado outbreak in the south a 'particularly dangerous situation'

Carla Harmon
April 3, 2017

The severe threat will shift shift eastward throughout the day towards the Arklatex area, and eventually into the Mississippi Valley late in the day on Sunday. The agency classified the tornado as an EF1. Those risks include heavy rainfall, localized flooding, large hail, damaging winds, and/or strong tornadoes. Forecasters said they expect "an active severe weather event" Thursday in an area stretching from New Orleans to Cincinnati with the biggest risk for severe storms in northern MS and western Tennessee.

Edwards held an afternoon press conference, carried live by CBS affiliate WAFB-TV.

Strong tornadoes, damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour and quarter-sized hail are likely Monday, according to the Birmingham National Weather service. The area had received heavy rain before he fell in.

A second round of severe weather is likely on Wednesday. Tornado threat is low, but can not be completely ruled out.

The good news is the worst weather is expected during the daylight hours. At least 10 tornadoes were reported Sunday in Louisiana and Texas, ripping apart buildings and knocking down trees. The storms should be weakening some but may still have the potential to produce wind damage or small hail in an 11 PM to 7 AM time frame. The roof was completely removed.

I'll start off by saying that the Storm Prediction Center has added a MODERATE RISK for severe weather for the southern half of East Texas. National Weather Service meteorologist Yvette Benavides said there were no reports of major or structural damage.

"Severe storms damaging winds, large hail, and possibly several tornadoes are expected across Middle Tennessee on Thursday afternoon and evening", according to the National Weather Service.

The rain should come to a compete end late Monday morning, and for some, even by the morning commute.

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