Deadly Storm System Tracks East – More Than 56 Million at Risk for Monday
Yesterday’s severe weather proved to be deadly in portions of Louisiana as tornadoes ravaged portions of the state. For today, Monday, that severe threat pushes east to include portions of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
Although today’s severe potential is not as high as what we saw yesterday, tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail will likely accompany the storms we see today.
Today’s damaging wind threat looks to be the greatest with there being a 30% chance of seeing damaging winds. Huge metro areas like Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC could see strong and dangerous winds.
Today’s hail threat also extends into the Carolinas and even into portions of the Tennessee valley where some stronger storms could develop today. Though, the highest chance of seeing hail will be centered around the Georgia/South Carolina state line.
Talking about the tornado potential, yes it’s elevated but according to the SPC (Storm Prediction Center) they are not expected strong, long track tornadoes. This does not mean that tornadoes are not possible so please stay weather aware and have an action plan in place. The first area we will watch for the first half of Monday is going to be in Southern Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida. The second area we will be watching will be more so for the second half of the day and that will be focused around the Upstate of South Carolina and extreme eastern portions of Georgia.
Timing this line of severe weather will be an all day event. Mobile, Pensacola Montgomery will expect strong to severe storms before lunchtime. Then the threat shifts east to include Georgia, Northern Florida and South Carolina.
Take the necessary precautions to plan for the possibility of severe weather today. Have a plan in place and inform your family of the procedure, have fresh batteries in your weather radio and be sure to keep an eye to the sky.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Andy Stein