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Severe Weather Potential in the South into Tonight

2 Jan 2017, 2:48 pm

Severe storms are possible across areas of the South tonight, especially near the Gulf of Mexico coast. There have already been several severe weather reports in the last 24 hours, mainly wind damage. A Tornado Watch continues from Louisiana to Florida.

Large hail greater than a inch in diameter, wind gusts above 60 mph, and isolated tornadoes may occur with the storms into this evening. An enhanced severe weather risk continues from the Big Easy to the Florida Panhandle. Strong, damaging wind gusts are the biggest risk for tonight.

Flooding remains a concern as well, with additional heavy rainfall possible. Some areas have seen more than 3″ of rain in the last 24 hours, and another 2-5″ is possible in the heaviest thunderstorms. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect from Louisiana to Georgia.

The strong cold front and low pressure center will push through the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast tonight. Along and ahead of the low is where the strongest storms are expected.

The low will weaken tonight as it lifts to the north. A lowered severe weather threat exists Tuesday across the Mid Atlantic. The system will sweep out into the Atlantic Ocean tomorrow evening, bringing an end to the severe weather threat.

Stay tuned to WeatherNation on-air and online for updated watches and warnings.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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