Tornado Threat Today Near Cindy; Severe Threat Diminishing This Weekend
On Thursday, severe thunderstorms were found along a cold front in the Plains and the Southeast as Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall. Waves of thunderstorms were spiraling around the center, producing strong gusty winds. A tornado touchdown was confirmed near Birmingham, Alabama, rated at EF2 strength.
The storm produced damage to trees and structures. Three people suffered injuries from the tornado.
Tree down in Heflin, AL
Posted by Traci Webster on Thursday, June 22, 2017
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There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms today in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and in the Arklatex region. Isolated tornadoes are possible near Tropical Depression Cindy in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky where shear levels will be the highest.
A strong cold front stretches from the Northeast into the Southern Plains. Areas along and ahead of the front will be the focus for severe thunderstorm development. Storms will likely diminish below severe limits overnight, but heavy rain is likely.
The threat for severe thunderstorms will diminish this weekend. There is a marginal risk for severe weather in New Mexico this weekend and the Mid Atlantic Saturday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels