Dangerous storms moving across country toward Ohio

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2 tornadoes cause damage in Missouri

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Severe storms already leaving a wake of damage across the southern U.S. are expected to move into the Miami Valley region Wednesday evening.

YOUR FORECAST: Threat for damaging winds, tornadoes this evening

A tornado watch, which later escalated to a tornado warning, was issued for the Atlanta, Ga. metro area on Wednesday.

Goodman, Mo., authorities said several homes and businesses were damaged, but no deaths or serious injuries had been reported, according to the AP. Minor damage was also reported at the airport in Neosho, Missouri.

This is the second damaging storm to smack this part of Missouri in less than a month. Two tornadoes hit the same area in March. 

RELATED: Expect cold front to deliver showers, strong storms Wednesday

In March, the National Weather Service reported at least two tornadoes touched down in Missouri as a line of severe storms with heavy rain and large hail moved across the state, damaging homes in communities north and east of the Kansas City metro area.

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Severe storms, possible tornado cause damage to Missouri town.

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On Wednesday, the Weather Channel reported southeast Alabama residents were preparing for severe weather which was expected to last all day.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued a state of emergency and multiple Alabama schools announced Wednesday closures, according to the Associated Press.

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Tune in to the WHIO-TV newscast starting at 5 p.m. for live updates of the storm’s track. We’ll be tracking the storms live on Facebook as they move into our area, and will break in anytime on TV if tornado warnings are issued.

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