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U.S. weather: April's off to a bumpy start

Posted at 11:22 AM, Apr 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-01 11:22:51-04

March went out like a lion across the South on Tuesday with some nasty spring thunderstorms and more than 100 reports of large hail.

This pattern doesn't look like it'll be changing just because the calendar flipped over to April, either. There's a potential for severe weather every day the rest of this week.

While Tuesday's threat was centered across the South, Today's threat moves to the Plains and the Midwest along a line stretching from Kansas to southern Minnesota.


From there, this same system is moving east on Thursday, bringing the chance for severe weather to Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and parts of Kentucky and Arkansas.


By Friday, the threat shifts back to the South and parts of the mid-South with the potential for strong winds from east Texas all the way into central Kentucky.

For all of these days, damaging winds and large hail will be the biggest threats, but an isolated tornado or two can't be ruled out either.

As for the holiday weekend, it looks like the same low pressure causing all of this severe weather during the week will ride through the Northeast, bringing a chance for snow and strong winds to a region that's really sick of winter and ready for any sign of spring.