Severe weather is erupting from Michigan to Tennessee tonight bringing hail, damaging wind gusts and even tornadoes.
A reported tornado touched down, damaging trees, power lines and a shed 2 miles northeast of Dexter, Mich. Another reported tornado touched down just 2 miles from Ida, Mich. There have been numerous reports of a third tornado 3 miles south of Columbiaville, Mich.
Patti Vanriper, employee of La Fontaine Chevrolet in Dexter, Mich., described the scene as "horrifying," "I have debris on my car. I think it's insulation. There are roofs torn off houses, and debris is blown all over. It's really scary," said Vanriper.
Photo courtesy of Patti Vanriper, employee of LaFontaine Chevrolet in Dexter, Mich.
Warning: the following video contains adult language.
This video shows the tornado that touched down near Dexter, Mich. Warning: It may contain some adult language. Video courtesy of YouTube user Tree Town Sound.
"We'll see the severe weather threat it transition into more of just a threat for heavy rains where the remnant storms go," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said." The Ohio Valley and the Tennessee Valley should transition into a heavy rain and maybe some thunder overnight. Farther east into western and central New York and Pennsylvania could see some of these storms reach them late tonight. Those should probably just be rain and again, maybe some thunder."
A Tru-Seal factory roof has collapsed due to heavy rain. Three injuries have been reported. All personnel are accounted for.
A person was struck by lightning in Hartselle, Ala. The extent of their injury is unknown at this point.
Hail reports have come in from Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. There have been nearly 200 hail reports in total.
Baseball-sized hail (2.75 inches) fell on Carrollton, Ill.
Flash flooding has caused a mudslide between Great Crossing and the Franklin County Line in Georgetown, Ky. Red Lick Road near Locust Branch, Ky., was covered by a foot and a half of flowing water.
Trees have been blown down in multiple counties across Kentucky.
Winds gusted to 70 mph near Davison, Mich. Down in the South, winds gusted to 71 mph in Huntsville, Ala.
These raw videos show the aftermath of the tornado that ripped through Dexter, Mich.
Residents from MacPherson, Kansas, to Norman, Oklahoma, told the USGS that they felt the earthquake, according to the USGS website.
After a period of above-average temperatures across the Northeast for much of this week, a return to more fall-like conditions will be in store this weekend.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
A strengthening storm system will bring the threat for flooding, mudslides and severe thunderstorms to areas from Italy into the Balkans later Friday into the weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come.
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