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Storms Continue To Pound Large Parts Of The Country

Flood waters surround a concession stand near the Milwaukee River in Thiensville, Wis., Thursday. Flooding appeared to be holding steady or falling Thursday, even as meteorologists warned that weekend storms could lead to new problems.
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Flood waters surround a concession stand near the Milwaukee River in Thiensville, Wis., Thursday. Flooding appeared to be holding steady or falling Thursday, even as meteorologists warned that weekend storms could lead to new problems.

An Xcel Energy crew works to restore a storm-damaged power line on Friday in Sioux Falls, S.D. More than 18,000 homes in the region remained without power Friday morning after a major spring storm brought freezing rain and heavy snow that downed trees and power lines.
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An Xcel Energy crew works to restore a storm-damaged power line on Friday in Sioux Falls, S.D. More than 18,000 homes in the region remained without power Friday morning after a major spring storm brought freezing rain and heavy snow that downed trees and power lines.

Larry Gammill, left, and Tim Parks survey tornado damage at a church in Botkinburg, Ark. on Thursday after the building was hit by a tornado. Three tornadoes touched down in Arkansas on Wednesday. The National Weather Service is warning more storms are on the horizon as another warm, wet front is moving up from the Gulf of Mexico.
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Larry Gammill, left, and Tim Parks survey tornado damage at a church in Botkinburg, Ark. on Thursday after the building was hit by a tornado. Three tornadoes touched down in Arkansas on Wednesday. The National Weather Service is warning more storms are on the horizon as another warm, wet front is moving up from the Gulf of Mexico.

A large, uprooted tree lies across the yard of a house in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday. An ice storm followed by more than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow downed trees and power lines across the city. Forecasters are calling for another six to 12 inches this weekend.
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A large, uprooted tree lies across the yard of a house in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday. An ice storm followed by more than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow downed trees and power lines across the city. Forecasters are calling for another six to 12 inches this weekend.

Spring is spreading its share of nasty weather throughout much of the Midwest and Deep South, leaving thousands of people without power.

The upper Midwest is just emerging from a storm that dumped several inches of snow in parts of the Dakotas and forced temperatures down to as low as 22 degrees. Now, forecasters are saying another 6 to 12 inches of snow could fall as a new storm rages through Montana, North Dakota and northern Minnesota.

Things aren't any easier in the southern part of the country. Three people have died from the storm that spawned 12 tornadoes in six days. Missouri, Arkansas and Alabama saw the majority of the action, but Louisiana, Mississippi and George also saw storms so strong that it peeled the roofs from homes in some parts of the Deep South.

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