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Dangerous Severe Thunderstorms, Including Tornadoes, Sweep Across the South Sunday-Monday


There is a 50 percent chance of showers in the Greensboro area early tonight.

A storm system moving through the Carolinas Friday morning will make for a wet and stormy start to the day.

The tornado warning for southeast Logan County and northwest Yell County is in effect until 6:30 p.m.

National Weather Service meteorologist Yvette Benavides with the Austin/San Antonio office says the trooper reported seeing the tornado touchdown about 8 a.m. Sunday.

The area of the tornado watch stretches from Danville to Virginia Beach, as far south as Elizabeth City and as far north as Petersburg.

He urged residents in the affected areas to pay close attention to forecasts and tornado warnings, noting that Monday could bring more severe weather conditions into Alabama. After 10 or 11 p.m. scattered thunderstorms, some of which could be strong or severe.


In addition to the risk of severe thunderstorms, heavy rainfall and flash flooding will also be concerns. Organized severe thunderstorm development is expected across parts of eastern Texas into western and central Louisiana Sunday through Sunday night. The line continues to travel east and activity is under severe weather limits. This would be the type of setup that could produce a strong tornado or two somewhere across the area, along with destructive hail of over 2 inches in diameter.

The First Alert Weather Day has expired, and the severe threat continues to diminish.

The storm is expected to affect the area Monday afternoon and evening. The line itself will also pose a tornado threat due to a lot of shear in the atmosphere, in addition to potentially widespread damaging straight line winds.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center assigns a rating for the risk of severe weather on a scale of 1 to 5.

The greatest threat will be between 4 and 11 a.m.

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