March 25, 2023: Deadly tornado and severe storms sweep South

More than 20 million people are at risk of experiencing severe storms Sunday across much of the southern United States and portions of the Midwest.

A Level 3 out of 5 risk for severe storms has been issued across portions of eastern Louisiana, south-central Mississippi and south-central Alabama. This threat level includes Jackson, Hattiesburg and Meridian in Mississippi, as well as Montgomery and Prattville in Alabama.

“Large hail to very large hail should be the main threat with any supercells,” the Storm Prediction Center said. “Damaging winds and a few tornadoes also appear possible.”

Here’s how forecasters expect the day to play out: Multiple rounds of storms are possible Sunday throughout the day.

The first round of severe storms is likely to hit portions of Alabama and Georgia Sunday morning, bringing with it the threat of large hail. These storms will then push east into the Carolinas by Sunday afternoon, posing a threat for damaging winds.

Additional storms are expected to form across portions of eastern Texas on Sunday afternoon and are forecast to push into Louisiana, Mississippi and eventually Alabama through the afternoon and evening. These storms will be capable of producing large to very large hail, a few tornadoes, and damaging winds.

A Level 1 out of 5 threat includes Rolling Fork and Silver City, Mississippi which were greatly damaged by a tornado Friday night.

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