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Strong storms could bring high winds, hail to parts of South

February 3, 2020 GMT

ATLANTA (AP) — A system of strong storms could bring damaging wind gusts and hail to parts of the Deep South, forecaster say.

The most severe storms on Tuesday could form in Arkansas and Louisiana and western parts of Mississippi and Tennessee, according to the national Storm Prediction Center. Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama will also have some risk of severe weather on Tuesday, forecasters said.

The threat of powerful storms will shift to the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, when dangerous weather will be possible over southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi, south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, the Storm Prediction Center is projecting. Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee could also see some stormy weather on Wednesday.

Heavy rains are expected from the slow-moving system. Rainfall amounts of up to 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) will be possible in northern Alabama, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville.