Severe Weather & Tornado Outbreak

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Photos Courtesy: NWS Memphis on Twitter; Bottom Photo – Holly Springs, MS- courtesy Ron Childers. Photos taken Dec. 23, 2015.

On Christmas Eve, the National Weather Service has a better forecast for travelers, but there’s a small risk of severe weather from the Mid-Atlantic states to the Gulf Coast.  On Tuesday, severe weather and tornadoes ripped through the South and Midwest.  Tornadoes devastated parts of Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Hundreds of flights also were cancelled and delayed at airports on Dec. 23. A 7-year-old boy was killed in Holly Springs, Mississippi when a tornado lifted the car he was in, Mike Seidel reported on CBS News This Morning.

The National Weather Service says the storm system that produced the tornado outbreak is weaker and moving east. Isolated severe thunderstorms also are possible from the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast and Lower Mississippi Valley today.

For the Tampa Bay area, the warm streak continues. The NWS forecasts high temperatures in the mid-80’s on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, partly sunny and sunny skies, some patchy fog and lows in the upper 60’s.

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