Following deadly thunderstorms in the southern Appalachians on Thursday, more storms with damaging winds could target portions of the Southeast late this afternoon and evening.
The widespread thunderstorms on Thursday have weakened the instability for another widespread outbreak; however, abundant heat and humidity will help to fuel some scattered afternoon storms, some of which may still turn violent.
Strong wind gusts that could topple trees or power lines and locally torrential rain are the main concerns with the strongest storms.
The southern Appalachians into the Gulf states is the zone at risk, spanning western portions of the Carolinas, eastern Tennessee, Georgia, the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi and central and southern portions of Louisiana.
Atlanta, Montgomery, and New Orleans are among the cities that could get hit by drenching storms with gusty winds.
Stay alert to rapidly changing weather conditions and follow storm-related watches and warnings.
The threat for storms should weaken overnight with the lack of daytime heating.
Severe weather will return to the Plains once again early next week as a potent storm system moves into the region.
With one day remaining before Memorial Day weekend, the Sandy-battered Jersey coastline is hustling to finish last-minute preparations.
The Memorial Day weekend will begin nasty with win, rain and chill in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic.
A strengthening storm system will spread heavy rainfall across the Yangtze River Valley from Friday night through Sunday night.
"We can and must do more relative to severe weather," AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers testified on Thursday, May 23, 2013, during a hearing called Restoring U.S. Leadership in Weather Forecasting.
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