Severe Storms Slamming Deep South, Northeast over Easter Weekend

Severe Storms Possible Thursday.

Severe thunderstorms may hit far northwest suburbs, thunderstorms predicted for area overnight

Flash flooding could remain a threat in Maine, New Hampshire and MA tomorrow, the weather service said.

Update 11:00 AM: Tornado Watch is in effect until 4 PM for Northeast, North-Central, and West-Central Florida.

In the latest storm system, multiple possible tornadoes hit southwest and central MS yesterday night and early today, the NWS said, but the damage will have to be surveyed before confirmation of twisters.

Chicago could also see some showers or thunderstorms and winds with gusts up to 25 miles per hour Wednesday evening, the weather service said.

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Damage reports are coming in after a cold front triggered a powerful line of storms that prompted numerous tornado warnings for parts of Virginia Friday.

Four people were killed in the storms that touched down in many areas still reeling from last weekend's severe weather and tornadoes.

A tornado watch reached from coastal Louisiana into central MS, and more weather alerts are likely. More than 400 reports of large hail, wind damage or tornadoes were reported Wednesday and Thursday in the central and southern U.S. New Orleans is expected to get pounded by the storm Thursday afternoon and evening.

The storm threat has decreased and the primary concern is the heavy rain coming down across the region.

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The severe weather that rumbled across North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Mississippi and southeastern Kansas mid-week now moves through the Deep South.

At Susquehanna State Park, rain factored into a water rescue.

Strong storms were rumbling through Georgia on Friday, after killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. They refused medical attention.

Forecasters at the Storm Prediction Center have been highlighting the potential hazard for several days, and the approaching storm system has already proven destructive. Training storms contributed to both the May 2018 and July 2016 floods that devastated Ellicott City.

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Things should look up in time for Easter weekend, with temperatures back into the 50s or 60s on Saturday and into the 60s or 70s on Sunday, according to Castro.

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