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Southeastern U.S. Faces Severe Storm, Tornado Risks This Week

  • There’s 15% chance of thunderstorms, strong winds by Saturday
  • Forecast follows fatal Midwest tornadoes earlier this month
Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts, days 4-5
Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts, days 4-5Source: NOAA

Forecasters are warning of powerful thunderstorms in the coming days, with a 15% chance of severe storms, strong winds and tornadoes in several southeastern U.S. states by Saturday, according to the federal Storm Prediction Center.

A slight chance of extreme weather Wednesday will increase later in the week, said Liz Leitman, a government meteorologist in Oklahoma.