Southeastern US remains at risk for severe weather into Sunday evening
Yet another round of severe weather is threatening the southeastern United States to close out this weekend.
The same system responsible for triggering severe weather since Thursday will be the catalyst for thunderstorm development into Sunday evening.
Residents, visitors and travelers from southern Georgia to central Florida will need to remain weather aware throughout the day, as the weather can change from calm to life threatening in a matter of minutes due to fast-moving storms.
Several clusters of storms are likely to sweep through the area, bringing strong winds, hail and downpours.
Wind gusts in excess of 60 mph are possible in the strongest storms, which can cause tree branches and leaves to litter the ground, as well as downing mature trees and power lines.
Downpours can lead to localized flash flooding and create hazards for motorists by reducing visibility and heightening the risk of hydroplaning when traveling at highway speeds.
It is not out of the question for there to be an isolated tornado. While an outbreak is not expected, it only takes a single tornado on a given day to devastate a community.
Anyone enjoying the attractions in Orlando, Florida, or those hiking, golfing, fishing or boating elsewhere across the region should keep a watchful eye to the sky and make sure cell phones are on and fully charged with severe weather alerts enabled.
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As soon as you hear thunder or see towering, darkening clouds, head to a safer location, such as inside a building or hard-top vehicle. If you are on the water, head immediately to shore.
Motorists are advised to slow down on area interstates as visibility will be reduced and there will be a heightened risk of hydroplaning at highway speeds in the downpours.
On Monday, widely-separated showers and thunderstorms will rattle places threatened by Sunday's severe weather. Downpours and the threat of lightning can hinder any cleanup efforts.
Severe weather is still a concern on Monday but will shift westward and focus on the area around New Orleans.
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