Severe storm threat shifts into Southeast on Friday
Additional rounds of severe thunderstorms are expected through early next week across the Plains, Midwest and South
Friday could mark the ninth day in a row tornadoes could form in the U.S., continuing an active weather pattern that shows no signs of slowing down.
The area with the highest threat is expected to extend from Alabama into Georgia with hail, damaging winds and tornadoes possible during the afternoon.
The system producing the storms left behind damage in Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday.
An EF-2 tornado destroyed several homes and businesses around Seminole, Oklahoma, and it is believed and EF-3 moved through Lockett, Texas, delivering a fright to storm chasers.
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Here's what to expect from Friday's severe weather.
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Thunderstorms are likely across portions of the Southeast, middle Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic states on Friday.
Some storms will be strong enough to produce hail and damaging wind gusts. A few tornadoes are also possible.
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Additional upper-level disturbances will emerge over the central U.S. this weekend into early next week and trigger more rounds of severe storms.
On Saturday evening and Saturday night, a few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible from portions of south-central South Dakota into central Nebraska.
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Isolated severe storms are not ruled out on Sunday from eastern parts of the Central Plains to the lower Missouri Valley, but the exact locations at risk are uncertain at this time.
On Monday, a cold front sliding into the upper Midwest will likely trigger severe thunderstorms across portions of Minnesota, Iowa and western Wisconsin. Large hail and damaging wind gusts are the primary threats, but a tornado or two is also possible.
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Flash flooding is also a concern across the Plains, Midwest and South as locally heavy rain continues to soak portions of those regions late this week. For more on that story, click here.
Check back with FOX Weather for frequent updates as we progress through this active period with near-daily severe thunderstorm threats.
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