Threat for severe storms shifts to Lower Mississippi River Valley, Central Gulf Coast, Southeast

The threat for severe storms shifts to the Lower Mississippi River Valley, Central Gulf Coast, and Southeast through tonight.  Hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes are likely.  Stronger, long-track tornadoes may form across Mississippi and Alabama.  Flash flooding is also possible.

On Friday the storm threat will be greatest from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic, from North Florida to the Carolinas and coastal Virginia.