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Heavy weather threats are invading the deep South and threatening the East Coast on holiday weekend



Heavy storms swept through Texas from Texas to Iowa through the central US on Wednesday, bringing with it seven reported tornadoes – four in Texas alone.

In total, there were 130 hail storm reports in Oklahoma, some of which were as big as baseball, and damaging winds that broke up to 80 km / h in Texas.

The series of storms and heavy rains on Thursday morning in eastern Texas and Arkansas with violent thunderstorm warnings and in-service wristwatches.

<img src = "https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/thurs-am-radar-abc-mo-20190418_hpEmbed_1
6x9_992.jpg" alt = "Thunderstorms roamed eastern Texas and Arkansas on Thursday morning ) Heavy storms hit eastern Texas and Arkansas Thursday morning.

The Storm system will advance eastward on Thursday afternoon to the Gulf Coast, causing heavier thunderstorms with damaging winds, tornadoes, and heavy hail.

The tornado threat Thursday is higher than Wednesday, especially from Alexandria, Louisiana, to New Orleans and east through Jackson and Biloxi, Mississippi; Montgomery, Alabama; and in the western Florida panhandle.

 The threat of tornadoes is higher on Thursday along the Gulf Coast than on Wednesday. (ABC News) The threat of tornadoes is higher on Thursday than on the Gulf Coast it was Wednesday.

On Friday, the storm system will be deployed to the East Coast and the Southeast, with fierce thunderstorms from Florida to Delaware and heavy rains expected for the Northeast.

The biggest threat will be from Orlando, Florida, to Norfolk, Virginia, with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

 The threat of bad weather on Friday moves to the southeast. (ABC News) The threat of thunderstorms moves to the southeast on Friday.

The eastern US, from the Gulf Coast to the northeast, can expect a lot of rain from this system.

From Friday to the holiday weekend there is a chance for significant river flooding for the middle Atlantic and part of the northeast.

In some areas, there could be 3 to 4 inches of rain, which can also lead to floods.

 Over 4 inches of rain are possible in Birmingham, Ala. Jackson, miss. and Atlanta through the weekend. (ABC News) Over 4 inches of rain are possible in Birmingham, Ala. Jackson, miss. and Atlanta through the weekend.

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