The first week of spring ushers in the threat of severe weather across the South and Southeast U.S. including tornadoes, hail, and thunderstorms.
Starting out on Monday, the severe weather is likely to be most impactful in the eastern half of Texas, bringing the possibility of hail, strong winds, and tornadoes.
Tuesday is likely to be the most intense day, moving to Louisiana and Mississippi. Large tornados are possible and have the potential to occur at night— making them even more dangerous.
On Wednesday, the system will move towards southern Alabama, Georgia, and into northern Florida, the Carolinas.
We are already seeing a highly active tornado season which typically runs from March through June and peaks in May. Meteorologists say that drought conditions will fuel a more intense tornado season.
There is a high likelihood that vulnerable communities may be impacted by these storms. If you, or someone you know, is located in a risk zone, this is the perfect time to brush up on tornado safety and familiarize yourself with the closest tornado shelter.