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Severe Threat for South on Tuesday, Wednesday

Another round of strong-to-severe thunderstorms is expected to lash parts of the South once again on Tuesday, with high winds, tornadoes and large hail all possible.

An enhanced risk for severe weather was issued by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) for Tuesday. The main threat from Tuesday’s severe weather threat appears to be the potential for straight-line wind damage, but a few tornadoes and large hail are possible as well, particularly before sunset on Tuesday.

It’s all due to a closed ‘cutoff” area of low pressure spinning through the Southwest that will slowly drift east into Tuesday, drawing up warm, humid air out of the Gulf of Mexico. Coupled with a strong cold front, this will trigger a mostly linear line of showers and storms that will march east during the Tuesday morning and afternoon hours. The main threat for tornadic activity will be with any storms that develop out ahead of the main line of showers and storms.

Houston, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama are amongst the cities looking at the possibility of severe weather on Tuesday and potentially into early Wednesday morning. By Wednesday, a broader but less potent severe threat could encompass a wide swath of the Southeast. 

Make sure you have a way to get severe weather warnings. And as always, stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this week’s severe weather threat.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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