April 24, 2010 — There have been multiple reports of tornadoes south of the border. Texas was one of the several states that got hit. Click on the video to the left to see the tornado for yourself.
'The start of the weekend begins with even more severe weather along the Mississippi River with a potential for a tornado outbreak in states such as Louisiana, Tennessee and Alabama,' explains Dillon. Thunderstorms could also ignite lightning, hail and heavy downpour.
'As the Colorado low pushed over the Rocky's on Thursday, it sparked severe weather in the southern plains of the U.S,'says Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon. 'And there's been multiple reports of tornadoes and large hail as a result.'
In fact 40 were reported on Thursday with a couple being at least 2km wide and another 10 were reported on Friday. The tornado in the video above was one that touched down in Texas. Reports say that it stayed on the ground for a few minutes, but didn't cause any significant damage.
Meanwhile, on Friday the severe weather moved east and one tornado touched down in Colorado. And in New Orleans, the lightning was so bad that the 2nd round of the PGA tournament was cancelled. The storm later resulted in 60mm of rain falling in less than 3 hours.
And it's not over yet.
'The start of the weekend begins with even more severe weather along the Mississippi River with a potential for a tornado outbreak in the southeastern US,'explains Dillon. Thunderstorms could also ignite lightning, hail and heavy downpour.
We won't be seeing severe weather like that at home this weekend, but that doesn't mean we're completely off the hook either.
'This same low will be affecting us late Saturday and into Sunday,” says Dillon. “But it will just bring showers and breezy conditions to southern Ontario.'.
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