Over 20 tornadoes hammered the South on Wednesday, more expected Thursday

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SOUTHERN UNITED STATES -- Over 20 tornadoes touched down in the southern United States Wednesday, April 22 and more are expected Thursday, April 23. At one point, there were four distinct supercells on radar producing a tornado in Oklahoma.

Many of these storms lasted for hours and the threat for severe weather on Thursday, April 23 is aimed at the southeast.

Radar from Apr. 22 tornado outbreak in Oklahoma

In all, unofficially (still need to be surveyed by the NWS), there were 27 tornadoes reported between Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana on April 22.  Each state saw at least a strong damaging tornado, with injury and death tolls still being counted.

While some of these strong storms didn't produce a tornado, damaging winds were widespread from East Texas all the way into Mississippi, reaching over 58 mph+. For areas in Louisiana and Mississippi, this is the third week in a row they have seen EF3 (136 mph+ winds) rated tornadoes or stronger move through the region.

National Weather Service storm reports from 4/22/20

For Thursday, April 23, it's the southeastern United States that are in the bullseye of severe weather. All-day long there will be threats of severe weather and likely more tornadic activity.

An impressive cold front continues to swing through the Gulf states with already a destructive resume.

Radar 7:45am April 23, 2020 with surface analysis

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