More tornadoes, hail, flooding expected soon

Another round of severe weather is expected this afternoon, but today should be much tamer compared to the last three days.

Since Sunday, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center received 311 damaging wind reports, 193 reports of large hail and 114 tornado reports, doubling the year's tornado total in a matter of days.

The system causing all this trouble has begun to fizzle, but a new low is spinning up in its place. This new low isn't as strong, and it doesn't have the upper air support the first system had.

The Storm Prediction Center has only issued a slight risk for severe weather today, compared to the high risk issued on Sunday and Monday, and the moderate risk on Tuesday.


Today's biggest risk lies in the Mid-Atlantic. The biggest threats will likely be large hail and strong winds, but a few isolated tornadoes can't be ruled out completely.


On top of the tornadoes, wind, and hail, the panhandle of Florida has been getting hammered with heavy rains totaling more than a foot in some areas in and around Pensacola.

All this rain has led to a multitude of flood warnings along the Gulf Coast. More rain and more flood warnings can also be found up the East Coast from South Carolina to Massachusetts.

After today, the entire country begins to settle into a much calmer weather pattern, giving areas destroyed by tornadoes, wind and hail some time to pick up the pieces.

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