On Monday, the day after multiple twisters were reported in Mississippi, stormy weather, including a tornado that could occur in the Atlanta area, continued to bark across the stormy south.
In total, more than 100 million people from New Mexico to Delaware were at risk of some form of stormy weather on Monday afternoons and evenings. Storm Forecast Center Said.
Forecasts warned that a more severe storm was expected in the southeast on Tuesday. According to the Prediction Center, the states at greatest risk include many of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.
According to AccuWeather, the dangers of a storm on Tuesday include hail, floods, tornadoes, and straight gusts that can damage up to 75mph.
A tornado warning was issued in parts of the Atlanta metropolitan area on Monday morning, but the tornado warning expired after the storm passed through the area.
A man was killed on Monday in Douglasville, Georgia, when a windthrow dropped a power line into his car. Firefighters reported that trees had fallen throughout the Atlanta area.
Tornado surveillance remained active Monday afternoon in parts of Alabama and Georgia, and in both South Carolina and North Carolina. “Heavy thunderstorms, including isolated tornadoes, can occur from central Alabama to central and northern Georgia, central and northern South Carolina, and parts of North Carolina over Monday night.” AccuWeather Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
According to the National Weather Service, a tornado warning was issued in parts of the metropolitan area of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday afternoon, but the tornado warning expired after the threat of a storm had passed.
In Tompkinsville, a town in southern Kentucky, a heavy storm struck on Monday morning, damaging several homes and destroying trees and power lines.
The Meteorological Department also said that ongoing heavy thunderstorms and heavy rains could bring gusts, hail, tornadoes, and flash floods to central Mississippi and the lower Ohio River, part of the southern plains, throughout the day and night on Mondays. Said there is.
Metropolitan areas such as Little Rock, Arkansas. St. Louis and Indianapolis could be at these dangerous thunderstorm crosshairs, AccuWeather said.
From Sunday afternoon to night, a violent storm struck Mississippi. Later that day, a “tornado emergency” was declared in Tupelo and the surrounding area.
The mayor’s office said in a Facebook post just before 11:00 pm, “Damage has been reported in the city of Tupelo. Emergency crew members are currently assessing the extent of the damage. Do not drive outside. “.
A photo retweeted by the Memphis Meteorological Department showed some fallen trees and power lines. Tupelo Middle School suffered some damage, not just houses and businesses.
There have been multiple reports of damage to the Elvis Presley Drive home, just down the street from the home of the famous singer.
The press also reported the tornado Early in the day near Yazoo City, Byram and Chula. The Jackson Meteorological Department shared some images of the funnel cloud in different parts of the state.
In the western part of the country, Colorado storms continued to bring heavy snow to the central part of the Rocky Mountains. According to the Meteorological Department, up to a foot of snow is projected to accumulate by Monday night, with winter storm warnings and winter weather recommendations in northern and central Colorado.
Also, in California, temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above average can pose a threat to wildfires.
“The combination of warm temperatures, low relative humidity, widespread drought conditions and gusts can increase the weather threat of fires,” the Meteorological Department said.
Contributed by: Jorge Ortiz, USA TODAY; Associated Press
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