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Storms to Bring Drought Relief and Tornadoes to Southern U.S.

8 months ago

While the Eastern U.S. will be grappling with Thanksgiving travel delays due to an early week storm, the drought-stricken Southern U.S. will be happy to see the moisture. The rain may be bringing relief to dry areas, but it will also be accompanied by severe weather and tornadoes.

Since September, the region from the southern Plains to the lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast hasn't seen any severe thunderstorms. But that's going to change this week.

Starting Monday Night

Forecasters warn residents of the area that Monday and Tuesday are expected to bring the worst threats of damaging thunderstorms. This storm, which originated in the Pacific Ocean, has made its way across the U.S. after hanging out on the California coast, and will continue to pick up moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic Ocean.

Residents in Shreveport, Louisiana, Little Rock, Arkansas, Jackson, Mississippi, and the metro area of northeast Houston were advised to be on high alert Monday night. Forecasters expected hail, tornadoes, and up to 70 mph winds.


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