The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Multiday severe weather outbreak expected to plague South

Start your day with the latest weather news – A multiday severe weather outbreak is expected to plague the South with dangerous thunderstorms, possible strong tornadoes and life-threatening flooding.

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3 days of weather headaches in South

A very stormy week is on tap for much of the Gulf Coast and South as a stubborn and dangerous severe weather pattern takes shape, threatening very large hail, damaging wind gusts and possible strong tornadoes – many of which may occur during the overnight hours. The threat still covers Texas and Louisiana on Tuesday after those states saw a stormy night Monday, but the severe thunderstorms will shift eastward into portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Wednesday.

A look at the severe weather threat in the South through Thursday, April 11, 2024.
(FOX Weather)


South also faces potential for life-threatening flooding

It's not just the lightning, hail, wind and possible tornadoes threatening the South, but 3-5 inches or more of rain could trigger life-threatening flooding across parts of the region over the next few days.

Rainfall forecast in the South through Thursday, April 11, 2024.
(FOX Weather)


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