Alert Issued Southern Regions on Edge as Storms Promise Damaging Wind and Hail

Alert Issued: Southern Regions on Edge as Storms Promise Damaging Wind and Hail

Strong thunderstorms are sweeping the South on Tuesday, posing a threat of dangerous severe weather to millions of people in the area.

The severe weather on Monday left tens of thousands of customers without power and sent many running for cover as hurricane-force winds and baseball-sized hail raced across parts of the Gulf Coast.

The storms were part of a multiday severe weather threat that also generated catastrophic storms.

Even before Tuesday dawn, severe thunderstorms were still sweeping across parts of the Florida Panhandle and southern Georgia. Later in the day, further rounds of storms started to affect North and Central Florida.

Although the afternoon and evening weather in Florida has already subsided, there is still a risk of severe weather there and throughout the Southeast.

About 4 million people in various portions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee were under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 p.m. CT.

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Nashville, Tennessee; Florence and Huntsville, Alabama; Oxford and Tupelo, Mississippi; and Nashville, Tennessee are all under this surveillance.

During the day on Wednesday, further severe weather is expected to affect the Carolinas and Central Florida. These thunderstorms have the potential to produce destructive wind gusts over 60 mph as well as tiny hail.

On Wednesday, there’s a chance of tornadoes all throughout Central Florida, from the Tampa region on the Gulf coast to Orlando and Melbourne on the Atlantic coast.

On Wednesday, there is also a chance of severe thunderstorms in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas on the Plains. The main hazards from severe weather are large hail and strong wind gusts, although an isolated tornado is still a possibility.