Millions under tornado watches in areas still recovering from last week’s storms
Deadly tornadoes struck the same region on Easter. The area experienced eerily similar conditions on Sunday. Check your local forecast >>>There were reports of at least seven tornadoes Sunday night into Monday morning. In addition, there were more than 100 reports of damaging winds and more than 30 reports of hail from Kansas to Florida.One of those strong and potentially large tornadoes tracked just south of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on Sunday night. The Hattiesburg Police Department said on Twitter that trees were downed and vehicles flooded in the wake of the storm.Over the course of Monday, the storms will continue east and move north to Virginia, and an area including the east coast of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will be under the threat of severe thunderstorms.Fortunately, the threat to the US will likely be over by the afternoon hours as the storm is expected to move offshore and into the Atlantic, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said.
The damage already done
But the storm already had an impact Sunday.Roughly 51,000 customers were without power Monday afternoon across Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, according to PowerOutage.us, down from 90,000 earlier in the day.One Twitter user showed large hail pelting Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday.In Alabama, Shaina Scott of Alexander City said the hail smashed multiples holes in the side of her house. It was quick, just 20 to 30 minutes, but it was unlike anything Scott had ever experienced, she said.Johnette Lamborne told CNN her family is safe but the hail damaged her home, car and storage shed.This time of the year is primed for storms like these, said CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller."While unusual to see nearly identical-looking threats exactly one week apart, this is the peak time of year for severe weather and tornadoes across the southern US, especially in the area called Dixie Alley," Miller said.
Recovering from last week
This system is like the one that struck the region last week."No two weather patterns are ever the same, but these are very similar," said CNN meteorologist Gene Norman. However, this week does have some differences, Norman said, including a jet stream that is further south.Read More – Source