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AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said forecasters are closely monitoring the developing weather pattern and the potential for severe thunderstorms to ignite and tornadoes that could be spawned across portions of the southern and eastern United States during the upcoming Easter weekend.

“A slow-moving storm will continue to crawl through the Southwest states this week, and the forward movement of that storm will be a key factor in determining whether severe weather erupts or mostly benign thunderstorms pop up instead by Saturday and Sunday,” Sosnowski said.

AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said, “Should the storm move steadily across the Deep South late this week and this weekend and join up with a second storm that is forecast to drop southeastward across the Midwest, then a violent outbreak of thunderstorms could result with the full spectrum of severe weather possible.”

Sosnowski said, “This more grim outlook appears to be more likely at this time as opposed to a much more suppressed thunderstorm event limited to the Deep South.”