Deadly tornadoes ripped through the Southern United States on Sunday and Monday. As of early Tuesday morning the death toll from the two-day outbreak of dozens of tornadoes was at least 28. The slow-moving weather system responsible for the violent storms is poised to bring another round of severe weather to South, Mid-Atlantic, and Ohio Valley on Tuesday.
Storm Reports April 28, 2014
PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 0422 AM CDT TUE APR 29 2014 ...Severe thunderstorms expected over parts of the central Gulf Coast and southeast US today and tonight... * LOCATIONS... Alabama Mississippi * HAZARDS... Several tornadoes Scattered damaging winds Scattered large hail * SUMMARY... Scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms will affect portions of the lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys into central and eastern Gulf States this afternoon into tonight. Several tornadoes, large hail and straight line damaging winds appear likely. Preparedness actions... Review your severe weather safety procedures for the possibility of dangerous weather today. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, weather.gov, or other media for watches and warnings. A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form during the next several hours. If a tornado warning is issued for your area, move to a place of safety, ideally in a basement or interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.
The storm will continue moving east during the week, and the thunderstorm threat shifts to the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday. This is the same system that will bring rain to Southern New England on Wednesday and Thursday. There is a chance of thunderstorms on Thursday, but widespread severe weather is not expected.