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Some Southern states could see tornadoes, 5 inches of rain; 1-2 in Chattanooga area

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ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say storms could produce tornadoes in several states across the South and flooding in Mississippi, where up to 5 inches of rain could fall.

The national Storm Prediction Center says nearly 60 million people in several states - including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi - will be at risk for severe storms Wednesday into Thursday.

In Mississippi, forecasters say multiple rounds of storms could drop 3-5 inches of rain, with even higher amounts in some spots.

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In Alabama, forecasters say hail to the size of quarters will be possible in parts of the state, including Birmingham. Rain totals between 2 to 3 inches are being forecast for northern Alabama.

Forecasters say many large cities will be at risk, including Dallas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City and New Orleans.

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