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Enhanced Severe Weather Risk Through This Weekend

20 Jan 2017, 2:06 pm

An increasing risk for severe weather across the Deep South is developing. An enhanced risk area has been mapped out for the next three days by the Storm Prediction Center. For today, Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana have the highest threat for severe thunderstorms.

Over the last couple of days, Southern Mississippi has seen several severe thunderstorms. A low pressure center rippling along a cold front will create strong thunderstorms late tonight into Saturday morning. Tornadoes, large hail and strong winds gusts are possible with storms through tonight.

The low pressure system will drift across Northern Florida on Saturday, keeping a chance for severe weather in the forecast. Another low, along with a warm front, will move across the South late Saturday night into Sunday morning.  More severe storms is likely to develop once again along the warm front from Texas into Mississippi.

On Sunday, severe storms will develop ahead of a cold front sweeping across Florida. High humidity and warmth pushing in from the Gulf of Mexico will help to fuel the severe storms. Isolated severe wind gusts are the biggest threat, with a chance for tornadoes as well.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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