Dangerous tornado outbreak heads south: latest forecast

Intense, long-tracked tornadoes could reach EF-3 or higher.

A dangerous tornado outbreak is heading south, where intense, long-tracking tornadoes reaching EF-3 or higher are possible Friday evening.

Damaging winds and large hail are also a threat as far as Tennessee and Indiana, as are flash floods, which could stretch from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania.

The storms will begin in eastern Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas on Friday afternoon and strengthen in the evening along the Mississippi River from Louisiana to Mississippi to Memphis.

A tornado outbreak is predicted for March 24, 2023 in the South.

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To the north, along the Ohio River Valley, Friday’s thunderstorms could trigger several inches of rain and flash flooding.

The same storm system will bring snow from Iowa to Michigan Saturday morning. This storm will then move into the northeast on Saturday, bringing rainy, windy and cold conditions.

The severe weather system was deadly; Two men drowned after their car was swept away by floodwaters in southern Missouri Thursday night as the storm swept through the Midwest.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol incident report, 19-year-old Alexander Roman-Ranelli and 20-year-old Devin Holt were among six people in a car that was “carried downstream by a fast current” in the rural Wright County.

The other four were found unharmed and rescued from the water, according to the report.

ABC News’ Will McDuffie contributed to this report.

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