Severe Weather Risk For the Gulf Coast Today & Tuesday
As a cold front drops into the Deep South today, a round of severe thunderstorms is possible along with well needed rainfall. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has areas of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas under an enhanced risk, with a slight risk extending from Texas to Tennessee and Alabama. Already this morning, SPC is watching the Arklatex region for a possible watch.
— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) November 28, 2016
The biggest concern is strong wind gusts above 60 mph, but there is also a risk for large hail and tornadoes.
The cold front will begin to march across Louisiana and Arkansas through midday. Storms will begin to increase in intensity in the late afternoon through Mississippi, peaking the severe weather risk. Strong storms are possible into this evening, before decreasing slightly late tonight across Alabama.
Humidity levels will be increasing throughout the day ahead of the cold front, helping storm intensities mature, but bringing much needed rainfall to the south. Some areas may see well over an inch of rain, helping to put a dent in the drought. Even outside of the line of storms, the wind will be increasing as well.
A secondary cold front will push across the South Tuesday, bringing the potential for another round of severe storms in many of the same areas as today.
WeatherNation will have live severe weather coverage all day. Stay tuned for the latest watches and warnings, along with storm chasers live in the field following the storms with streaming video.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels