Tornado outbreak likely this weekend in the South


The Storm Prediction Center has placed an ENHANCED Risk of severe storms over parts of East Arkansas and North Mississippi primarily south of a line from Marianna, Arkansas east to New Albany, MS.

Saturday starts with some rain on radar, but the rain will actually quiet down heading into the afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service says thunderstorms are expected Saturday from Texas to Alabama.

Sunday is shaping up to be a cloudy day, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms increasing in the afternoon and evening as a strong low-pressure system arrives from the Appalachian Mountains.

The death is believed to be storm related, public information officer Glenn Springfield said.

About 65,000 homes and businesses are without power in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama along the path of storms crossing the region. A line of rain & storm activity is expected to cross the area from northwest to east/southeast between midday and mid-afternoon. We have a lot of flooding, there are several trees down.

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Severe weather season is officially here and 13abc wants to get you prepared.

Wind gusts of 40 to 45 miles per hour were expected through the day, along with isolated thunderstorms, according to the weather service.

Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club is included in the slight risk area Sunday as the Masters golf tournament concludes. Tournament organizers have moved up tee times for Sunday because of the storm threat.

It's after the game, between 9p.m. - 10 p.m., that stronger storms will be moving into the area.

To the west, the storm has already prompted Blizzard Warnings, High Wind Warnings or Winter Storm Warnings from the Canadian border to the Mexican Border.