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Tornado risk in the US South: Track storms in Mississippi, Alabama and more

Written by The Anand Market

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Severe storms, with winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour and the risk of tornadoes, will hit much of the Southeast Friday afternoon and overnight. People living anywhere from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean face at least some threat.

The new storm system comes just three days after another resulted in more than 20 reports of tornadoes from Florida to North Carolina. Security camera footage showed one of these tornadoes bringing down the facades of brick commercial buildings in a small town onto the street.

Friday’s storms threaten the same states that were hit Tuesday.

The risk of tornadoes and high winds will be highest over Mississippi around noon Friday. Forecasters with the Storm Prediction Center warn that as this storm system moves east, the tornado threat could persist in parts of Alabama and Georgia during the day and in the Carolinas Friday evening.

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