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Severe Storms Slamming The Southeast

UPDATED 11:15 AM EDT, March 24, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman

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Spring weather is in full force across the Southeast to end the weekend. The same storm system that brought thunderstorms containing high winds and hail Saturday will bring a near repeat performance today.

The chief concerns with the thunderstorms will be large hail exceeding the size of golf balls and damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph, though a tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Make sure to keep your WeatherBug alerts active and your computer volume turned up to receive any severe weather alerts issued for your neighborhood.

Unfortunately, the severe weather threat will push southward into central Florida this afternoon and evening. A cold front marching into warm, moist air residing along the Southeast Atlantic Coast and Florida will bubble up a few fresh thunderstorms late this morning through this afternoon and evening.

It could be a repeat performance for those along the Interstate 10 corridor across northern Florida, as well as in southern Georgia while other places such as Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Gainesville, Fla., join in on the severe weather action today.

Just like Saturday, the main threats associated with the thunderstorms will be large hail in excess of golf ball size and destructive wind gusts topping 60 mph.

Saturday was a busy day, with a total of 93 severe weather reports from Texas to northern Florida. Of which, baseball size hail fell near Lawtey, Fla., with minor structural damage to houses being reported near Palatka, Fla., due to gusty thunderstorm winds. Roofs were also damaged near Allan, Miss., with a few trees downed near Lawley, Ala.

Farther north, moisture streaming into colder air is producing a winter storm across the Mid-Mississippi Valley and Midwest. The snow is headed for the Mid-Atlantic to start the new work week. Here`s the latest.

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