Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Most of the Deep South is under the threat of severe weather through Wednesday.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says a cold front approaching Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia will bring thunderstorms to the region.

The weather service says damaging winds will be the primary threat, with tornadoes also possible. Some storms could produce possibly severe hail.

Northern Louisiana and northern Mississippi will see gusty winds of up to 40 mph and brief heavy downpours on Monday. Rainfall amounts will average a quarter to half of an inch, with isolated higher amounts of up to an inch possible.

The weather service says the rain water should be soaked up quickly because of severe drought conditions across the Deep South.

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