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Powerful squall lines could rip across South with 85+ mph winds

todayMay 9, 2024

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DALLAS – The deadly multiday severe weather outbreak impacting the central U.S. just won’t quit as millions of people across the South brace for more extreme weather.Clusters of dangerous thunderstorms have developed and are expected to continue popping up throughout the night from Texas to the Carolinas.Strong thunderstorms caused some travel headaches on Thursday morning when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented two ground stops at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) due to the severe weather in the area.HOW TO WATCH FOX WEATHERTORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS LEAVE 3 DEAD IN TENNESSEE, NORTH CAROLINA AS DAMAGE TRAIL STRETCHES 900 MILESA slow-moving frontal boundary that has produced days of tornadoes from the Plains to the mid-South is the focal point for the rounds of precipitation.Unlike during activity that began the week, the main threats from the storms appear to be hail and damaging winds rather than tornadoes.A line of thunderstorms is expected to form in East Texas, then sweep across the South through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and even into Georgia. The SPC says winds could gust to between 60 and 85 mphin the strongest of the storms.Cities such as Mobile in Alabama, Tallahassee in Florida, Savannah in Georgia and Charleston in South Carolina are included in the heightened risk zone for strong to severe storms on Friday.Beyond Friday, the frontal boundary is expected to push offshore, which will allow the region to be thunderstorm-free over the weekend.

Written by: The Dam Rock Station

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