Millions at Risk for Severe Weather on Saturday
A very strong and energetic system is plowing its way across the country. Most of the action is off to the North where winter weather alerts are plastered across most of the northern tier of the country. On the south side of the system, it’s the rain we’re going to be seeing and in some places, the severe weather.
As we continue into the first half of the weekend, once we tap into some Gulf moisture, the possibility of seeing severe weather will go up. The best chance of seeing severe weather will be in Central Louisiana and Central Mississippi where strong winds, hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado could occur.
Driving conditions will also go downhill as we head towards evening when some of the heaviest rain could fall.
Timing on this looks to be in the late afternoon into the early nighttime hours on Saturday. Make sure you have fresh batteries in your weather radio and your emergency kit handy just in case. By the end of the weekend the threat of severe weather drastically diminishes.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Andy Stein