Florida Panhandle to North Carolina face severe weather threat on Tuesday
This latest round of severe storms kicked off Monday in the lower Mississippi Valley, where the National Weather Service received at least five reports of tornadoes from northern Louisiana into central Mississippi.
Structural damage and downed trees were reported from one of the suspected tornadoes in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, according to the NWS. Golf-ball-sized hail also pelted portions of Louisiana on Monday evening. Listen to the cacophony in the video below:
Tuesday’s severe weather threat
The severe weather threat will now shift east Tuesday and Wednesday as the cross-country storm continues its eastward journey across the eastern U.S.
A broad area of showers and thunderstorms is ongoing across the Southeast, prompting an occasional warning from the NWS.
The risk of damaging winds and a couple of brief tornadoes will also spread farther north and east Tuesday afternoon into Georgia, the Carolinas and far southern Virginia. This threat will continue through the overnight hours and into early Wednesday morning.
Wednesday’s severe weather threat
Locally damaging wind gusts and a brief tornado are the primary concerns.