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Forecasters warn 'severe' weather front will spawn devastating tornadoes and damaging winds

Severe storms head toward the Pacific Northwest as forecasters warn of devastating tornadoes and damaging winds Tuesday night.

Bill Bunting, a specialist with the Storm Prediction Center, said tornadoes stretching from Illinois to Louisiana are likely to continue through the night when most people are asleep and unprepared.

Just yesterday, about 10,000 were without power after torrential weather hit St. Charles Parish with winds of 86 to 110 miles per hour.

And much of the region is now under an extreme weather warning, which means the likelihood of dangerous tornadoes and winds is very high.

The lower Mississippi River Valley areas of Memphis and Bartlett, Tennessee, Jonesboro and Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and Monroe, Louisiana have been given an enhanced storm risk of level three out of five that will affect more than three million people, according to the Storm Prediction Center. .

“Unfortunately, it appears that the severe storm threat will continue into the evening and into Tuesday night,” Bunting told CNN. “This storm system will have the potential to produce severe thunderstorms capable of tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds, and also large hail.”

Tornadoes and strong winds are forecast to hit the lower Mississippi River Valley Tuesday night.

The Areas That Are Expected To Be Hardest Hit Stretch Across Tennessee, Arkansas, And Louisiana.

The areas that are expected to be hardest hit stretch across Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

The Storm Warning Comes After A Tornado Ripped Through Paradis, Louisiana, Just Outside New Orleans, On Saturday, Leaving Thousands Without Power.  In The Image: A Classroom That Was Destroyed By The Tornado

The storm warning comes after a tornado ripped through Paradis, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans, on Saturday, leaving thousands without power. In the image: a classroom that was destroyed by the tornado

A Mobile Trailer Was Overturned After The Tornado Hit The City On Saturday.

A mobile trailer was overturned after the tornado hit the city on Saturday.

Thousands Lost Power After The Storm Passed

Thousands lost power after the storm passed

Forecasters Warned That Tornadoes Can Occur At Night When People Are Sleeping, With The Highest Risk Areas Being Between Illinois And Louisiana.

Forecasters warned that tornadoes can occur at night when people are sleeping, with the highest risk areas being between Illinois and Louisiana.

Forecasters warned that the level three warning may shift to level five and move toward cities that have lower storm risks, such as Houston and Pasadena, Texas, Nashville, Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Details about the areas at highest risk for tornadoes will become clearer as Tuesday approaches and smaller-scale trends become more apparent,” Bunting said.

Some areas may see up to four inches of rain as the storm is expected to occur overnight. The warning comes after Paradis, Louisiana, about 20 miles from New Orleans, was hit by a tornado on Saturday.

The Storm Prediction Center weather map shows the storm’s effects from southern Texas to Wisconsin and Michigan.

According to Bunting, tornadoes are forecast to occur overnight with areas from Louisiana to Illinois having the highest risks.

Bunting warned that tornadoes at night are more dangerous than during the day, as fewer people are typically aware of the coming storm during normal sleeping hours.

“Another challenge with nighttime tornadoes, especially in the fall and winter, is that the storms typically move very fast, sometimes 50 or 60 mph,” Bunting told the news outlet.

Effects Of The Storm Are Expected To Spread Into South Texas

Effects of the storm are expected to spread into South Texas

In The Southeast, Wind Advisories Are In Place For About 9 Million People Monday, Including In Louisiana, Where A Tornado Was Confirmed Saturday.  In The Picture: A Damaged Roof

In the Southeast, wind advisories are in place for about 9 million people Monday, including in Louisiana, where a tornado was confirmed Saturday. In the picture: a damaged roof

A Tree Was Seen Damaged After The Tornado Ripped Through The City.

A tree was seen damaged after the tornado ripped through the city.

The Video Showed The Intense Storms Hitting The Region With More Footage That Saw A Ton Of Damage And Downed Power Lines In The Greater New Orleans Region.

The video showed the intense storms hitting the region with more footage that saw a ton of damage and downed power lines in the greater New Orleans region.

About 10,000 Were Without Power After The Weather Battered St. Charles Parish With Winds Of 86 To 110 Miles Per Hour.

About 10,000 were without power after the weather battered St. Charles Parish with winds of 86 to 110 miles per hour.

Parts Of The City Were Devastated By The Tornado After It Formed Saturday Afternoon And Moved Through The Region Before Dying Out.

Parts of the city were devastated by the tornado after it formed Saturday afternoon and moved through the region before dying out.

Recent storms have also slowed down Thanksgiving travelers.

According to AAA, about 55 million people were expected to travel more than 50 miles from home during the holidays, about 98 percent of pre-pandemic levels.

Flight Aware, which tracks delays and cancellations, has reported 34 flight delays and 400 cancellations inside, inside and outside the US as of Tuesday. Meanwhile, 8,740 delays were reported as of Sunday afternoon with 1,954 flights cancelled.

In the Southeast, wind advisories are in place for about 9 million people Monday, including in Louisiana, where a tornado was confirmed Saturday.

The video showed the intense storms hitting the region with more footage that saw a ton of damage and downed power lines in the greater New Orleans region.

The area has also faced multiple marine warnings throughout the night due to wind and rain.

Forecasters warned people near the path of the tornado to watch for flying debris that could damage mobile homes, roofs, windows and vehicles.

But with heavy rains hitting much of the southern half of the country and moving into the mid-Atlantic region, cities from Chicago to Atlanta, Washington and Nashville could be impacted on travel.

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