April 28, 2014 7:30 pm

More severe weather expected in southern, central U.S.

ABOVE: Tornado season got off to a deadly start in the U.S. on Sunday. Now, more communities in southern states are on alert again. Robin Stickley reports.

TORONTO – Following several tornadoes that tore through towns from Louisiana to Iowa on Sunday, killing a reported 17 people in Arkansas, the U.S. south is bracing more more severe storms on Monday.

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The town of Vilonia, Ark., was one of the worst-hit in the state: the tornado struck on the three-year anniversary of a tornado that devastated the town.

Several tornado watches and warnings were issued Monday afternoon as more storms continued to plague the region.

“This is a particularly dangerous situation,” the U.S. Storm Prediction Center said in its bulletin at 12:40 p.m. CDT.

A large tornado damaged homes and downed trees and power lines around the northern Mississippi city of Tupelo Monday evening.

Tornado watches have been issued for parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, and western Virginia. Arkansas was not under any severe weather watches or warnings.

READ MORE: Large tornado damages homes in Mississippi

The NWS is also calling for large hail and high winds.

 

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