Tornado Alley ‘about to wake up’: Wall of storms threaten 18 states


Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes will threaten almost 1 million square miles of 18 states in coming days as tumultuous spring weather sweeps the nation.

“Tornado Alley is certainly about to wake up,” AccuWeather extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer said.

Tornado Alley references a swath of Plains states, including portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota.

Southern and Midwestern states such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Minnesota are also sometimes included, with the southern states referred to as “Dixie Alley.”