hundreds of tornadoes
Severe weather and storms, including more than a hundred tornadoes, could hit the Midwest this week due to a big, spinning upper-low front traveling across the U.S. currently, according to the Weather Channel. As the above image shows, the red-shaded areas, from coastal Maryland all the way down the East Coast to mid-Florida remain at risk. Some of the tornadoes could pose “long and violent” threats, as meteorologist Greg Forbs explained. Tornadoes have already struck some parts of the country. Friday evening Greenville, N.C. saw one touch down, killing an 11-month old baby — the first confirmed tornado death of 2014, CBS News in Oklahoma City reports. The 150 mph winds damaged around 200 homes. Officials have also issued a current tornado watch for Little Rock and other areas of Arkansas. Photos posted to Twitter show the damage already done in Mayflower. More