As several Midwestern states are leaking from a snowstorm, the South is bracing for weekend thunderstorms that could bring tornadoes.
The National Weather Service said strong winds and hail were expected in the South. Tornadoes are also possible Saturday in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and eastern Texas, and then Sunday in Georgia, according to the forecasts.
"Just a weak tornado that hits the right location can still be pretty devastating," Adam Baker, a weather service forecaster, said
'BOMB CYCLONE' SNOW, WIND MAKING TRAVEL DANGEROUS IN MIDWEST
and southeastern Cherokee counties in Texas. A tornado warning was issued in the counties, saying residents could see quarter-size hail as well.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued several weather watches. The center said the area from east Texas to Mississippi may see strong tornadoes.
“The most dangerous period for tornadoes being between about 2 and 8 pm. CDT, "the center said.
SPRING SNOWSTORM BURIES MIDWEST, TORNADOES POSSIBLE IN SOUTH ABC 1
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Storm hovering over parts of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota was the second "bomb cyclone" storm system to hit the region in a month. The blizzard was hit for hundreds of vehicle crashes in Minnesota and left behind 25 inches of snow in northeast of South Dakota.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.