More Severe Weather in Deep South Today, Death Toll from Storms Rises


One more round of severe weather will occur today in the Deep South affecting portions of Georgia and Florida, as the death toll from the weekend storms rises; plus more weather news and today’s US forecast.

Severe weather warnings in Georgia and Florida

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, as well as an advisory that severe thunderstorms are possible for portions of southern Georgia and northern Florida.

The NWS has also issued a Special Marine Warning for coastal areas in the affected region.

Death toll in weekend storms rises

As authorities combed over the areas affected by the severe weather in the south from Saturday to early Monday morning, the death toll has risen to at least 33 people at the time of this writing.

The severe weather caused widespread damage, flooding, mudslides and power outages across at least ten states, from Texas to Georgia to West Virginia.

At least 11 deaths occurred in Mississippi, where the governor declared a state of emergency. Authorities in Chattanooga, Tennessee responded to at least 300 emergency calls. Hamilton County, which surrounds Chattanooga, Tennessee, reported over 150 structures damaged or destroyed.

At least two people in the area died and dozens were sent to hospitals.

NJ wind gusts up to 87 mph rip up boardwalk, damage along the Jersey shore

Strong storms on Monday brought wind gusts as high as 87 mph dislodging part of the Wildwood Boardwalk as well as damaging buildings and toppling trees along the Jersey shore. The storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses throughout the state.

Today’s forecast around the US

Northwest & Northern Rockies:

Areas of mixed precipitation over Washington and Oregon. Snow for portions of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Highs: Seattle 65, Medford 72, Boise 57, Billings 43, Bismarck 34, Rapid City 36.


Mostly dry throughout the West with areas of snow over northern Utah and Colorado.

Highs: San Francisco 68, Los Angeles 78, Reno 61, Las Vegas 71, Salt Lake City 51, Denver 46.


Mostly dry and sunny for most of the Southwest. Snowfall for eastern New Mexico.

Highs: Phoenix 80, Albuquerque 55, El Paso 72, San Antonio 65, Brownsville 76.

Central and Upper Midwest:

Snowfall for northern Texas and most of Oklahoma, as well as portions of Nebraska and South Dakota. Rain over Minnesota and Wisconsin, with mixed precipitation over southern Wisconsin.

Highs: Lubbock 47, Dallas 56, Oklahoma City 52, Kansas City 52, Minneapolis 32.

Ohio Valley:

Mixed precipitation over portions of Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana.

Highs: Chicago 42, St. Louis 52, Detroit 43, Cincinnati 48.


Thunderstorms over portions of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Rain for Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginias, with portions of the Virginias receiving a wintry mix.

Highs: Houston 71, New Orleans 76, Memphis 51, Atlanta 66, Charlotte 71, Jacksonville 80, Tampa 90, Miami 86.


Rain throughout the East with mixed precipitation over most of Pennsylvania and New York, as well as portions of Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire.

Highs: Norfolk 58, Washington, D.C. 56, Buffalo 41, New York 56 Boston 56, Bangor 46.