Though the calendar still reads winter, deadly severe weather battered much of the southeastern U.S. last weekend. Dozens of tornadoes struck parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Lee County, Alabama was the hardest hit, as two EF4 tornadoes ravaged the county on Sunday. One of which was one mile wide and traveled for 23 miles before dissipating. Tragically, 23 people lost their lives in the tornado. This made this outbreak the deadliest in the United States since May 2013.
While severe weather is not expected in the southeastern U.S. over the next few days, unfortunately, there is the potential for more violent weather in the area this weekend. Details on this next threat remain uncertain at this time.