Heavy Thunderstorms and Possible Tornadoes Causing Travel Havoc in South
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Heavy storms are making their way across the south, bringing with them flash flooding and tornadoes, as well as causing major travel delays.
According to Weather.com, torrential rain, severe thunderstorms and potential tornadoes are possible over the next several days as a relentless storm front moves east through the southern United States.
Several major cities are in the direct path of the storm and are at risk for flash flooding. They include Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas; Shreveport and New Orleans, Louisiana; Little Rock, Arkansas; and many others.
Flooding has already hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area hard, causing emergency rescues for those in neighborhoods impacted by the flash flooding. The rain is also causing major traffic delays along key local roads.
In addition, FlightAware.com is reporting as of 3:30 p.m. ET that Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport had delayed over 280 flights and cancelled another 60-plus. Dallas Love Field airport is also reporting at least 60 delays.
The heavy rain and thunderstorms coming across the south are expected to maintain intensity as the weather front impacts the southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast. The National Weather Service has also issued a tornado watch in East Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas and western Louisiana, which will be in effect until Tuesday night.
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