Tornadoes Wreaking Havoc During Severe Weather Outbreak


A massive stretch of severe weather spans from the South into the Ohio Valley, red flag warnings, a flash flooding threat, tornadoes already causing damage, and freezing rain in the North. The 3-day forecast.

NWS weather alerts for Thursday

Numerous threats across the US for Thursday. Here are the latest alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Tornado watch: eastern Texas, northern Louisiana, Arkansas, southern Missouri.

Flash flood warning: northern Louisiana; southern Missouri.

Winter storm warning: Southeastern North Dakota; northern Minnesota.

Winter weather advisory for portions of Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania.

High wind warnings, watches and advisories for New Mexico, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabamam, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

Red flag warning for portions of Texas, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida.

Wednesday weather: Level 4 severe weather and tornado damage in South, freezing rain in North

At least 55 million people are under severe weather threats today, including tornadoes, damaging hurricane-force winds, straight-line winds, and hail, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) of the NWS, MEAWW reported.

Most of northeastern Louisiana, Mississippi, southwestern Tennessee, and western Alabama are under a Level-4 out of 5 risks of severe weather, the Washington Post reported.

Thousands were already without power as of 9 AM on Wednesday in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, and Michigan, according to

Freezing rain was forecast over the northern tier, stretching across parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

7 injured, buildings destroyed as tornadoes strike Arkansas

As tornadoes ripped through Arkansas early Wednesday, the town of Springdale was the most brutal hit, where seven people were sent to hospitals with injuries. Two are considered critical at this time, 5NewsOnline reports.

Thursday & Friday forecast: More severe weather and freezing rain

Here is the latest forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Thursday: Freezing rain, severe thunderstorms

Thunderstorms will stretch from the Southeast into the mid-Atlantic on Thursday, bringing two areas of potential severe weather. The first is over northern Florida, Georgia, and southern South Carolina. The second front is over portions of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Freezing rain over parts of northern Michigan and Maine, with mixed precipitation over the upper Midwest, Ohio Valley, into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

In the West, scattered snow over parts of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Friday: Snow, wintry mix, thunderstorms

In the West, scattered thunderstorms over Wyoming and Colorado. Mixed precipitation over parts of the upper Midwest, Ohio Valley into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Thunderstorms for the south-central US and South over parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia.