Severe Weather Threat Continues For The Southeast and Central Regions
We’re tracking the possibility of severe weather across the Lower Mississippi Valley and through the Tennessee Valley through the day today. the biggest threats with these storms are expected to be damaging winds, the possibility of damaging hail and an isolated risk of a tornado.
Timing: Rain will spread from west to east but the severe potential will ramp up through the morning hours and max out during the early afternoon hours. For now, it’s looking like the biggest threat of a tornado will be confined to Southeastern Mississippi and Southwestern Alabama where a quick spin up tornado is possible. Elsewhere the threat will extend into portions of Indiana and Ohio
The hail threat is elevated today anywhere from Cincinatti, Oh down to New Orleans, La. Including most of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Western Kentucky.
The damaging wind threat will extend in those very same areas. Winds could gust in thunderstorms up to 60-70 mph.
The tornado threat, as mentioned before, will be mainly in Alabama and Mississippi today.
Be sure to keep the alerts on your phone turned on and have fresh batteries in your NOAA weather radio. Some of the storms expected today may “bow” out. Meaning that damaging winds will be the primary concern. Heavy, torrential downpours are also expected which will snarl traffic at times.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Andy Stein