Customers head to the exits while a weather warning sounds during the second round of the 2019 Masters tournament to be held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. On April 12, forecasters warn that a new wave of storms could hit the tournament Sunday in the final hours. (Photo: Erik S. Lesser, EPA-EFE)
A weekend storm system is expected to cause severe thunderstorms, including heavy tornadoes, high winds and very large hail, from east Texas to western Alabama on Saturday.
The storm could also hit Georgia Sunday during the last hours of the day before. Masters Golf Tournament. The National Weather Service said the threat was spreading from the Ohio Valley to the southeast Sunday, while the tournament was taking place in Augusta, Georgia.
"Sunday will carry a risk of more widespread storms in the area and any storm could create harsh weather conditions with frequent lightning, torrential downpours and strong gusts of wind," said Alex Sosnowski, Senior Meteorologist at AccuWeather. Sirens of severe weather interrupted the game during Friday's round.
The series of classic April storms is emerging as a low-pressure system collides with warm, humid Gulf of Mexico air.
On Saturday, the extreme weather forecast zone extends from Dallas to Birmingham, Alabama. Cities like Lufkin, Texas; Monroe, La., Alexandria, La. And Jackson, Miss. In the Mile of the Storm.
Deadly and destructive tornadoes are most likely Saturday afternoons and evenings. Some tornadoes can be strong and stay on the ground for more than a few minutes.
As the storm unfolded overnight, hail up to 2 inches was reported in Big Lake, Texas, and tinny hail the size of a golf ball in Florien, Louisiana The Weather Channel reported.
Storms in the south take center stage after three days of heavy weather in the Upper Midwest, which dumped more than two feet of snow in some areas. At least two fatal car crashes – one in Minnesota and the other in Denver – have been blamed on bad weather: snow, ice and high winds have created driving conditions dangerous, including power outages in certain areas.
On Thursday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declared the state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help flood and save stranded motorists.
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