Severe Weather to Threaten Southeast, South Mid-Atlantic Regions This Week


The southeastern and southern mid-Atlantic regions of the United States will face the return of severe weather, including tornadoes, this week.

The same winter storm set to spread disruptive snow into the Midwest and push drenching rain across the Northeast’s I-95 corridor threatens to ignite severe weather in the nation’s southeastern corner.

“Conditions will be conducive for severe thunderstorms developing from the Gulf Coast states on Tuesday and spreading into the mid-Atlantic region on Wednesday,” AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Storm Warning Meteorologist Alex Avalos said.

After rain and thunderstorms start the week, severe thunderstorms will erupt across southeastern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi on Tuesday before spreading to the Southeast and southern mid-Atlantic on Wednesday into Wednesday evening.

Locally heavy thunderstorms will first ignite in south-central Texas Monday night.

Cities in the threat zone include Houston; New Orleans and Lake Charles, Louisiana; Jackson and Gulfport, Mississippi; Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; Atlanta, Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; and Richmond, Virginia.

Some of the same communities at risk are still dealing with the aftermath left by the severe weather early last week.

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SOURCE: AccuWeather, Kristina Pydynowski