More severe storms targeting Southeast as Plains prep for blizzards

PHOTO: A sign warning of possible flood waters at the entrance to Alton Baker Park in Eugene, Oregon, proves to be an understatement on Monday, April 8, 2019.PlayChris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP
WATCH More severe storms targeting Southeast as Plains prep for blizzards

Several storm systems are wreaking havoc across the United States this week, with states from the west to east facing the possibilities of flooding, hail and tornadoes -- and for the Plains, the possibility of a record-breaking April blizzard.

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In the eastern U.S. several storms moved through the coast on Monday, from Florida to Maryland, delivering baseball-sized hail and winds of more than 60 mph.

That storm system isn't going anywhere quite yet -- more severe storms are possible for the Carolinas and into Georgia, threatening winds and hail, as well as the possibility of isolated tornadoes. A tornado was already spotted in northern Alabama on Monday morning.

PHOTO: Severe storms are forecast to strike the Southeast tonight. ABC News
Severe storms are forecast to strike the Southeast tonight.

But that's not the only storm threatening the country. The central part of the country is bracing for a major storm Wednesday.

That storm system just moved through the Pacific Northwest, which saw record rainfall and flooding in parts of Oregon, including Eugene, which had its wettest April day ever on Sunday.

As this storm gets even stronger while marching east, 10 states from Utah to Michigan are on alert for heavy snow and blizzards.

PHOTO: Blizzard alerts and warnings have been issued ahead of the major storm. ABC News
Blizzard alerts and warnings have been issued ahead of the major storm.

Massive snowfalls are possible in the Rockies as the storm heads east before reemerging in the Plains, with severe storms likely in Nebraska, Kansas and into Iowa.

PHOTO: Heavy snow will be moving into the upper Midwest by Wednesday. ABC News
Heavy snow will be moving into the upper Midwest by Wednesday.

By Thursday, the storm is expected to explode in the Plains, with blizzard conditions developing from Nebraska to Minnesota. Parts of the Plains may see 2 feet of snow this week.

South of there, severe storms will strike the Midwest and southern Great Lakes area.

PHOTO: Parts of the upper Midwest could see up to 2 feet of snow this week. ABC News
Parts of the upper Midwest could see up to 2 feet of snow this week.

It's shaping up to be an extreme week in weather -- and possibly one for the record books.

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