Severe Storm Chances for the Mississippi Valley Today

news image
Top Stories
16 Mar 2018 5:34 AM
The severe weather risk has been downgraded today for parts of the Mississippi Valley, but that doesn't mean we are out of the woods for a severe storm or two.  If any storms turn severe, there will be the risk of large hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado.

Severe Outlook

All the severe weather risks will be possible this morning and this afternoon.  The chances are not high...but the chances are there, so you will need to be weather aware.  Have your weather radios charged and ready to go if you live in these areas.  

Set-Up

A system moving out of the west will have plenty of Gulf moisture to work with today.  This will be the fuel for shower and thunderstorm development.  Strong upper level winds should help to support some rotation for a tornado risk.  

Forecast

Here is the latest timing for the showers and storms today.  According to Forecast Radar the heaviest storms will develop for the late morning and early afternoon.  And these areas are not done with the severe weather chances...more severe weather in the forecast for the end of the weekend. Meteorologist Patrick Crawford  
All Weather News
More
Overnight Storms in Texas and Oklahoma

Overnight Storms in Texas and Oklahoma

The plains are experiencing an ongoing threat

25 Apr 2024 1:10 AM
Significant Storm Threat Thursday

Significant Storm Threat Thursday

The spring season often means rounds of stron

25 Apr 2024 12:40 AM
Weekend Forecast: More Severe Weather in the Plains

Weekend Forecast: More Severe Weather in the Plains

We are looking at the threat of another sever

25 Apr 2024 12:30 AM
Tropical Update: Early Area of Interest in the Atlantic

Tropical Update: Early Area of Interest in the Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tr

25 Apr 2024 12:30 AM
Record Warmth to Weekend Snow in the Four Corners

Record Warmth to Weekend Snow in the Four Corners

Snow is in the forecast for Denver, which cou

24 Apr 2024 10:45 PM
NOAA Debuts "HeatRisk" Tool Nationwide

NOAA Debuts "HeatRisk" Tool Nationwide

More people die from heat every year than ALL

24 Apr 2024 7:40 PM
Double Trouble: Cicadas Take to the Skies this Spring

Double Trouble: Cicadas Take to the Skies this Spring

It’s the soundtrack to the summer. Nature’s n

24 Apr 2024 7:30 PM