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Widespread Weekend Severe Weather Impacted the South

24 Apr 2021, 3:30 pm

A two-day severe weather event impacted the southern United States on Friday and Saturday with multiple confirmed tornadoes, large hail, damaging wind gusts and torrential rain leading to flash flooding. Thankfully, there have been no widespread injuries or damage from these storms. We want to highlight the strongest of the storms from the past few days.


On Friday multiple tornadoes tore through the Red River Valley, and our Field Correspondent Eric Fox captured these storms on camera.

In addition to the tornadoes, there were multiple large hail reports across Texas along with heavy rain that lead to flash flooding.

Look at the estimated rainfall over the past few days around the south!


Severe weather shifted east on Saturday, impacting the deep south with once again: large hail, damaging winds, tornado warnings and flash flooding. In some locations, over 7″ of rain fell in a matter of hours!

We saw widespread strong winds within severe thunderstorms. Gusts were measured at over 70 mph in parts of Louisiana. Damage has been reported in some of the strong storms, with trees and power lines knocked down into Alabama and Georgia.

Baseball sized hail was reported in Georgia on Saturday, especially right along the Georgia/Florida line as severe storms rolled through Saturday afternoon!

The rest of the weekend is looking relatively quiet, before the next round of severe weather for the middle of next work week. We will have the latest on WeatherNation.

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Lucy is originally from the Boston area but has spent the last four years forecasting and living in Colorado! She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Color... Load Moreado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms ... they truly "get it all" in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!