Severe Thunderstorms, Hail, Tornadoes Threaten Southern U.S.

Storm clouds are seen above the southern United States via this satellite image on Oct. 11, 2014. (PHOTO CREDIT: NOAA/AP)
Storm clouds are seen above the southern United States via this satellite image on Oct. 11, 2014. (PHOTO CREDIT: NOAA/AP)

Cities from Dallas to Chicago could experience wind gusts of at least 58 mph

Nearly 40 million Americans faced the threat of severe thunderstorms, hail and possible tornadoes on Monday, forecasters warned.

One person was killed when a strong storm damaged a house in Little River County, Arkansas, early Monday, according to the Little River Sheriff’s Office. NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported downed power lines in North Texas following heavy rain and hail Monday morning.

A large portion of the northeast of the state was under a tornado watch, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms were expected to progress from East Texas through the Mississippi Valley and into the Tennessee Valley on Monday, according to…

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SOURCE: TIME, NBC News

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