The South might have a nice, warm, and sunny spring to look forward to in the coming months. But first, they'll need to endure a few pretty bad storms, according to The Weather Channel.
Forecasters say this weekend will bring the "most widespread severe weather" that the region has seen in more than three months. Severe thunderstorms are expected to make several appearances on Saturday and Saturday night, in areas where there has already been heavy rain, flash flooding, and river flooding. On top of that, large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes are also possible this weekend. (No one's having an easy winter this year, are they?)
The most severe thunderstorms are possible in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Illinois. But other regions surrounding them might also be treated to some nasty weather. Meteorologists also caution that the threat of severe thunderstorms in the South might not end on Saturday; there's a possibility of more storms on Sunday and Monday, but it's not clear how big the chances are yet for those days.
As if these people don't have enough to worry about already, the National Weather Service in Little Rock, Arkansas also pointed out another big threat on the horizon: downed trees. Apparently, it's the worst kind of "perfect" storm for trees going down, because of the heavy winds expected and the ground being saturated with rain.
If you live in any of those states, it's a good idea to stay tuned to your local weather forecast for the latest updates. Exercise caution, especially if you go outside or travel for any reason. And in the meantime, let's all hope that this storm clears soon!
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