Severe Weather Alert: Central US and Mid-Atlantic Targeted by Powerful Storms

Start your day with the latest weather news. After severe weather ripped across the Northeast this weekend, powerful storms are taking aim at two parts of the country Monday. FOX Weather has you covered with the breaking forecasts and weather news headlines for your Weather in America on Monday, April 15, 2024. Get the latest from FOX Weather Meteorologist Britta Merwin. Welcome to the Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather. It’s Monday, April 15, 2024, Tax Day and Titanic Remembrance Day. Start your day with everything you need to know about today’s weather.

Severe Storms

Severe weather will once again be part of the weather story for the U.S. this week as two parts of the country have the risk of powerful storms Monday. The worst weather is expected in a swath that stretches from South Dakota to Texas, where tornadoes, hail, and damaging wind gusts are possible. A smaller area of severe storms is expected in the mid-Atlantic.

More than two dozen barges broke free and floated down the flooded Ohio River this weekend, threatening bridges and destroying a marina in Pittsburgh along the way. Officials said most of the 26 barges were loaded with dry cargo, such as coal. The force of the water slammed one of the barges against the cement pier so hard that it bent.

Flooded Ohio River

A police officer in Slidell, Louisiana, said he rode out a tornado that ripped through the town in his patrol car. He equated the scene after the twister moved away to an explosion, with shattered windows and debris covering streets. The Slidell Police Department has released a 10-minute video recorded from Officer Rodney West’s body camera. The video shows the rescue operation that lasted for approximately 45 minutes, following an EF-2 tornado that hit the city.

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