(CNN) — Hundreds of tornadoes have been reported across the eastern half of the US since April 1. Now, another storm system could generate even more over the next two days, from the Southern Plains to the Deep South.
This storm threat includes parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia. It also includes Mississippi, which has been hit exceptionally hard by a series of devastating long-track EF-4 tornadoes and dozens of others.
“Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop east of the Interstate 35 corridor of southern Oklahoma into north-central Texas by late Wednesday afternoon,” the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) said.
“Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threat,” added CNN Meteorologist Dave Hennen. “Still, a few tornadoes may develop Wednesday over the region.”
Storms are expected to be especially severe around the Dallas-Fort Worth area before moving on by Thursday morning into the lower Mississippi Valley.