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Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Overnight in the South

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms in the Southern U.S. is expected to continue well into the overnight hours. Severe thunderstorms are bringing strong tornadoes, very large hail, and severe wind gusts across parts of the lower to mid Mississippi Valley, Mid-South and parts of the Southeast. A few long-track strong tornadoes remain possible. Read More >

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