Severe thunderstorms and accompanying hail, winds, and tornadoes are expected to move through the South, Plains, and Midwest, tonight and through the weekend. Heavy rain could also produce dangerous flash flooding.
A large low-pressure system is beginning to move through the southern Plains, and is expected to move through the rest of the midwest along with areas along a very active jet stream. April is usually a very active month for thunderstorms and tornadoes, and 2017 was no excuse.
As of 7:45 pm on April 27, a tornado watch has been issued for parts of middle Georgia. Other parts of Georgia and Alabama have reported tornadoes throughout the day Thursday. More tornadoes are expected throughout the weekend, as as the storm system moves east, severe and regular thunderstorms will follow and are expected to effect states as far east as Virginia by Sunday.