2 rounds of storms expected to hit Mid
- Author: Sidney Guerrero Apr 03, 2017,
Apr 03, 2017, 2:26
Louisiana's governor is warning residents the "extremely risky weather" hitting the state is just getting started and the state should be on "high alert". A risk this high across the area is rare, with the last one happening during December of 2012. Those areas could get hail, flooding, high winds and possible tornadoes. Long story short: we'll need to monitor the potential for flooding storms as well as severe weather tomorrow, so if you can stay put for Sunday morning/afternoon plans, that would be ideal. "It hit the trailer, flipped it and tore its side off".
"Expect wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour, hail 1" in diameter or larger, heavy downpours and risky lightning.
Authorities say a suspected tornado demolished a mobile home in southern Louisiana, killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter. The storm reportedly made its way northeast to the County Road T-14 bridge at the South Skunk River by 7:52 that evening. The chance of precipitation will extend all the way through Wednesday. The tornado threat remains low but we could see a few strong to severe storms.
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A satellite image from the National Weather Service shows a storm system moving toward the Tennessee Valley. The parishes and counties shaded in green are now under a Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. Tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds are possible. This means that severe storms could be widespread, long-lasting, and any severe weather they produce could be particularly destructive.
A funnel cloud was also spotted inside the city limits of Corinth near Magnolia Regional Health Center, however the storm did not create a tornado.
In the event of a tornado or otherwise strong weather, Edwards advised residents to seek an interior room - preferably a bathroom - and hunker down.