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Severe Weather Chances for the Gulf Coast on Sunday

15 Dec 2017, 11:54 am

Heavy rain is very likely for parts of the Gulf Coast over the weekend, but there has been one change in the forecast…an increase in severe weather chances.  Here is the very latest.

Severe Weather Setup

Increasing moisture out ahead of a developing area of low pressure in the western Gulf of Mexico will help contribute to a high chance for showers and storms.   There should be enough energy in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere to help generate lightning.  If any storms can get going, there will be a chance for an isolated severe storm or two.

When Will The Storms Arrive?

Right now it looks like Sunday will have the highest chance for any severe storms.  The Storm Prediction Center has placed a “Marginal” risk of severe weather over parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.  Here is a look at the latest forecast for the strong storms on Sunday.

Potential Rainfall

Heavy rain will be possible with these storms and this rain will be beneficial for the Gulf Coast where drought conditions are taking place.

Severe Weather Risks

The severe weather risk will be isolated, but any storms that develop could contain damaging winds and a possible tornado.  WeatherNation will be following this scenario very closely and keep you updated and safe as the event happens on Sunday.





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