First Alert Weather Day: Severe weather risk this morning and afternoon

First Alert Weather Day: Severe weather risk this morning and afternoon”

According to the National Weather Service, multiple rounds of storms are expected to pass through north and central parts of Georgia starting Wednesday.

A potent system will move across the southeast Wednesday that will bring us rain and the chance for strong to severe thunderstorms. One PDS is active in parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and MS, while another PDS is active in central MS and Alabama.

Long-track tornadoes consistently remain on the ground for an extended period of time, unlike a typical one that could be on the ground for just minutes. There are also reports that three chicken houses in the area were destroyed, she told CNN. Damaging wind gusts will be the main storm threat along with a vey low, but not zero, tornado risk. More than 6 million people live in an area stretching from eastern Arkansas to eastern Alabama that forecasters said was most at risk.

First Alert Weather Day: Severe weather risk this morning and afternoon

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency, saying in a statement Tuesday she did so "out of an abundance of caution".

The worst of the severe weather will begin early in the afternoon on Wednesday or evening and overnight into Thursday morning.

In Jackson, Tennessee, officials said a civic center and the regional airport would be open for residents seeking shelter. Check out the map below and make sure you can find your location. "Everybody in the region needs to be prepared for significant severe weather!"

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