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Strong Storms Possible This Week Across South

20 Dec 2015, 2:52 pm


Unusually mild conditions across the South could lead to a series of stronger storms this week, potentially disrupting holiday travel and creating the potential for strong winds and isolated tornadoes.

A cold front and southerly flow from the Gulf of Mexico will lead to scattered showers and thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday across the South, but the greatest threat could come on Wednesday in parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

The storms start on Monday, with areas from Houston, Texas east to Mobile Alabama and as far north as Shreveport, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi seeing strong storms capable of producing strong, gusty winds and a few isolated tornadoes, although the tornado potential appears to be very limited.

On Tuesday, the severe weather threat – with similar impacts from Monday – expands to include areas such as the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in northeast Texas, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pensacola, Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana and Austin, Texas.

But on Wednesday, the day before Christmas Eve and an extremely busy travel day, the greatest severe weather potential could include Atlanta, Georgia (and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport), but it is more likely to include cities such as Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, Jackson, Mississippi and perhaps other cities yet to be determined. Gusty winds and tornadoes will continue to be the primary hazards on Wednesday, although the storms here are expected to be more intense and widespread.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this severe weather potential and the developing forecast.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi – Photo: Stock footage

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