Tornado outbreak likely this weekend in the South

Tornado outbreak likely this weekend in the South

To the north, dime-sized hail pounded the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Texas is seeing the beginning of the unsafe and severe storms forecast to slam parts of the Southeast and Ohio River Valley this weekend. Powerful winds are expected to continue through midnight. Stay close to the WAVE 3 News Weather App for updates on Sunday's severe weather potential, which at this point is a Slight Risk from the Storm Prediction Center, a 2 out of 5 on their severe weather outlook scale.

About 65,000 homes and businesses are without power in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama along the path of storms crossing the region.

Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says that Sunday will be sunny and mild, but storms are back in the forecast by the middle of the week.

A gas station is damaged following severe weather, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. A few showers are possible in the afternoon before our next system slides in Sunday night into Monday.

Tornado outbreak likely this weekend in the South

Local emergency management officials say one person is dead after a tornado swept through a northern MS town late Saturday.

Storms will move out by Saturday evening and give way to a quiet Saturday night.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Temperatures will begin to rise dramatically as a warm front moves through and winds kick in from the south.

"The storm is so vigorous that tornadoes are still possible after dark", Myers said.

Tornadoes at that time can be especially risky since they are hard to see and people are less likely to receive warnings while they're asleep. Some sunshine will work in Sunday afternoon as highs warm to near 80. The main time line would be from 2P-8P. A few of these storms could be strong to severe, with hail and high wind gusts being the primary threat, mainly for central and eastern Kansas.

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