Severe weather is on the way today for the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center is calling for a “slight” risk for severe weather across portions of the Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. A “marginal” risk for severe weather just outside of these areas.
A “slight” risk means that any storms that develop would last longer and be more intense, more organized. A “marginal” risk means that a few storms could become severe or more intense.
The greatest threat with any storms that develop today will be damaging wind, with gusts up to 70 miles per hour. Hail, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain are also threats with these storms.
Outside of the severe weather threat, most of the country will deal with windy conditions, as wind advisories stretch from Texas to the Northeast. Some areas could get wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.
For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.