severe weather in southeast

*(Via MSN News) – Violent thunderstorms and even some tornadoes threaten to close out the weekend across the Deep South.

Extreme southeastern Texas, southern Louisiana and southern Mississippi will become the target of the severe weather Sunday afternoon and evening.

The threat zone will expand to southern Alabama and the far western Florida Panhandle Sunday night.

MSN Weather: Safety during thunderstorms

Within this zone lies Beaumont, Texas; Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La., McComb and Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla.

The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of producing damaging winds and flooding downpours. Drenching rain and thunderstorms earlier this weekend will make some areas more susceptible to flash flooding later Sunday.

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