Nearly 50 Million Americans at Risk of Life-Threatening Weather

Nearly 50 million Americans are at risk of life-threatening weather, including severe storms, tornadoes, and flash floods.

“Residents in portions of the South still reeling from last week’s bout of destructive weather may find themselves in the path of Mother Nature’s wrath once again this week,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Mary Gilbert warned.

According to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (NWSSPC), a regional outbreak of severe thunderstorms are expected to hit across the lower Mississippi Valley and southeastern states,

NWSSPC warned of widespread damaging win gusts, several tornadoes, and isolated hail.

The threat of severe storms will continue into eastern Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Panhandle, and southeastern Missouri, extending as far north as southern Illinois, according to AccuWeather.

“While locations from western Kentucky to far eastern Texas may see storms containing damaging winds, flooding downpours, hail and an isolated tornado, the greatest risk for tornadoes is expected to be across an area from central Louisiana through Mississippi into western Alabama,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Isaac Longley said.

The storms can also trigger flash floods, according to AccuWeather, especially because rivers remain at fairly high levels.


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