NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A cold front forecast to move across the Gulf Coast will bring an enhanced threat of severe storms and tornadoes to communities from Louisiana to Florida.
The greatest potential for severe weather Tuesday into early Wednesday will stretch across an area populated by more than 4.5 million people across four Southern states, according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center.
⚠️Severe weather is expected today (1/24) from central to southern Mississippi. There's an enhanced risk for the state's southern portion, and tornadoes are likely.
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That includes New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Gulfport, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and a portion of the western Florida panhandle.
The weather service says there will be a chance of damaging wind gusts and a few strong tornadoes.
The latest storm threat comes less than two weeks after tornadoes killed nine people and left a trail of destruction across at least 28 counties in Alabama and Georgia.
This article originally appeared on Hattiesburg American: Weather forecast: Chance of tornadoes, severe storms across Gulf Coast