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Insider Blog: One week later, tornadoes once again targeting the south

Exactly one week ago this EF3 tornado tore through the south side of New Orleans, injuring two and killing one, and now, a week later, millions more people are at risk of seeing a tornado, 12 million people in fact are at risk of seeing a significant tornado, meaning an EF2 or greater. 

Currently, the severe threat lies to our west. This will push towards us as we head overnight tonight and into tomorrow, but it will generally wane.

We're seeing storms likely wane in intensity into the overnight hours and then picking up again tomorrow as they head off towards the southeast, and that's where the Storm Prediction Center is highlighting the greatest risk for severe weather, the deep south tomorrow. 

Folks will see the potential for large hail, damaging wind, and of course, tornadoes, with there being a 15% chance in the red. That's not for the entire area shaded in red, that's a 15% chance of a tornado occurring with in 25 miles of any given point in the red. And not only does this present a risk for tornadoes, but a risk for significant tornadoes exists for those in this area as well. 

Closer to home the risk is much lower, but increases to the south and east. Still many eyes are going to be on the deep south tomorrow afternoon and evening. 

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