Severe weather threat shifts to Southeast and Ohio Valley as outbreak reaches day 3
A few tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds are all threats from Wednesday evening's storms
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We've reached the third and final day of a severe weather outbreak that could spawn a few tornadoes, large hail, damaging winds and flash flooding from the Southeast to the Ohio Valley.
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued the following severe weather watches:
- A Tornado Watch is valid until 10 p.m. Eastern time for eastern Kentucky, eastern Ohio, far western Pennsylvania and western West Virginia.
- A Tornado Watch is valid until 9 p.m. Eastern time for northeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia.
- A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is valid until 9 p.m. Eastern time for eastern Indiana, southern Lower Michigan and western and central Ohio.
The SPC has tallied 65 reports of tornadoes since Monday across parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. National Weather Service meteorologists will continue to survey storm damage over the coming days, but they have confirmed at least 28 tornadoes so far.
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Severe storms have been blamed for more than two-dozen injuries and at least two deaths, one in Grayson County, Texas, on Monday and a second in the New Orleans area on Tuesday after an EF-3 tornado tore through a part of the city.
Here's what to expect as the storms continue to march eastward into Wednesday night. Be sure to download the FOX Weather app for the latest forecast and weather alerts for your exact location, plus our channel's 24/7 livestream.
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Into Wednesday night
Severe thunderstorms are possible from northern Florida into parts of Georgia and the Carolinas. A separate weather system could also produce severe storms in portions of the upper Ohio Valley.
A few tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts are all threats from Wednesday evening's storms. Locally heavy rain capable of flash flooding is also possible in these areas.
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A few strong to severe thunderstorms might linger on Thursday from the northern half of Florida to coastal areas of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic, but the severe weather threat will diminish Friday into the weekend.