Severe Risk Ending for the Southeast Today – WeatherNation

After Friday’s devastating severe storms, we are continuing to monitor another risk for severe activity in the Mid-South and Eastern U.S. throughout the day and into Saturday night. Here is a look at some of the catastrophic damage from tornadoes on Friday night in Illinois and Kentucky.
Here's a close up look of damage in Edwardsville, IL, where a factory collapsed when a #tornado warned storm swept through Friday night. #ILwx
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) December 11, 2021

A candle factory collapsed Friday as a violent #tornado struck #Mayfield, KY.
Our crews were on scene as rescuers searched the wreckage. #KYwx
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) December 11, 2021

There is a large coverage area for severe storms over some of the Gulf Coast states and the Mid-Atlantic through the rest of the evening. While most storms will remain below severe limits, there could be isolated severe storms along and ahead of the cold front.

All modes of severe weather will be in the forecast, including the risk for tornadoes.  The main threat will likely be damaging winds over 60 mph.

The timing of today’s storms will be through the afternoon and into the evening.  The severe risk is not looking as strong as it was on Friday and Saturday morning, but since there is a threat for severe storms, people who live in these areas will need to stay weather aware.
The system will continue to move to the east, bringing the potential for severe activity to states along the eastern coast by sundown. All activity is expected to move out of the region by Sunday morning.

A quick inch of rain or so is possible with the heaviest downpours and strongest thunderstorms. Widespread flooding is not expected, but problem areas that flood easily may have brief ponding issues if the rain is heavy enough to overwhelm the soil.

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