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Severe Weather Potential in the Southeastern US

27 Jan 2021, 6:35 am

After Monday night’s severe storms produced a deadly and destructive tornado in Alabama, we’re still monitoring the frontal boundary that produced these storms that will continue to bring heavy rain, a wind threat, and a tornado threat to the Southeastern United States through Wednesday.

Severe Outlook

Wednesday

As we track this system into Wednesday, there is an additional risk for thunderstorms across the Southeast, with potential for severe storms around the Big Bend of Florida into Southeast Georgia . This is a marginal risk (level 1, on a scale of 1 to 5) in the warm sector of our frontal boundary. We may see some isolated damaging wind gusts and the possibility of a tornado or two.

Forecast

A frontal-boundary moving to the southeast across the region will provide somewhat limited energy in a environment with good wind shear. This should lead to a line of storms with a few isolated severe cells. The I-10 and I-75 corridors could be impacted earlier in the day, while areas closer to I-95 will likely see potential impacts in the middle to late afternoon.

 

Forecast Accumulation

Rainfall totals have already been impressive along the Gulf Coast of Florida, some already topping off at 3-4″ and an additional 1-2″ is still possible across the Southeast.

For the latest updates on the severe weather potential be sure to tune into WeatherNation.

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!

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