Severe weather to hit South with elevated tornado threat

Severe weather to hit South with elevated tornado threat

ABC NewsBy Max Golembo, ABC News

(NEW YORK) — A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana through 8 p.m. local time Wednesday.

In that area — including Shreveport and Little Rock — intense tornadoes are possible, as well as large hail and damaging winds up to 70 mph.

In Missouri, a severe thunderstorm watch was issued through 7 p.m local time. Winds up to 70 mph and large hail are the main threats there, but a tornado is also possible.

A line of thunderstorms was moving out of Oklahoma into western Arkansas just after 1 PM. These storms will continue to develop and become more numerous as the afternoon wears on. Severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, are possible across much of the area thru tonight. #arwx pic.twitter.com/yikyzzJMDq

— NWS Little Rock (@NWSLittleRock) April 7, 2021

The strong storms will move east into Mississippi and Tennessee through the night.

The next storm will strike the South on Friday, bringing more severe weather from Texas to Alabama.

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