View of the ‘rope’ or decay stage of tornado seen during ‘Sound Chase,’ a joint project of NSSL and Mississippi State University in Cordell, Oklahoma May 22, 1981. (Photo by NOAA Photo Library/Getty Images)
UPDATED 5:21 PM PT – Friday, April 23, 2021
Severe weather tracking towards the Southeast could lead to tornadoes.
The National Weather Service reported on Friday that a low pressure system is forecast to bring thunderstorms to the South Central U.S. tonight, before moving to the Southeast on Saturday.
Meteorologists said the moisture flowing in from the Gulf of Mexico combined with the fronts will produce rain and thunderstorms in those regions, with Louisiana and western Mississippi facing a moderate risk of flash floods.
The Southeast into the Carolinas have a risk for tornadoes, high winds and hail threats on Saturday.
However, the system is set to move out of the South and bring rain showers across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Saturday night.