Tornado and severe outbreak expected Wednesday

A high-impact severe weather outbreak is expected Wednesday. Severe storms are expected to produce numerous tornadoes and some could be strong. Because of the numerous severe storms expected and the intensity of the storms, Wednesday now has been upgraded to a moderate (level 4/5 – red) severe risk day. The Storm Prediction Center has a moderate severe risk for the lower and mid-Mississippi Valley. Surrounding the moderate severe risk area is an enhanced (level 3/5 – orange), slight (level 2/5 – yellow), and marginal (level 1/5 -dark green) severe risk on Wednesday. The severe risk extends from the Great Lakes south into the Deep South. While severe storms are possible Wednesday morning, an uptick in storms and intensity is expected around midday continuing into the afternoon and evening hours (storms will shift from west to east throughout the day).

All modes of severe weather are possible including tornadoes. Numerous tornadoes are expected with several tornadoes becoming strong. The highest odds of tornadoes the lower Mississippi Valley but there’s still a substantial tornado risk extending into the mid-Mississippi Valley.

If you live in or near the severe risk areas, make sure you have reliable weather sources to receive weather warnings from and have a plan in place in case a warning is issued for your area.

Tornadoes & severe storms likely over the next couple of days

The next couple of days will be busy severe weather days from the Plains to the Mississippi Valley and Deep South. Severe storms will be capable of producing tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail. The severe threat today exists from the Midwest and the Great Plains down into the Southern Plains and South with storms expected to fire up this afternoon and evening and move from west to east across the severe risk area. There is a moderate (level 4/5 – red) and enhanced (3/5 – orange) severe risk across the Midwest and parts of the Great Plains and an enhanced severe risk in northern and central Texas. A slight (2/5 – yellow) and marginal (1/5 – dark green) severe risk extends into the Mid-South and South.

All modes of severe weather are possible including tornadoes. The highest odds of tornadoes are across Iowa, eastern Nebraska, northeastern Missouri, and southern Minnesota. A few strong tornadoes are possible in this area.

The severe threat continues on Wednesday across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley extending into the Mid-South and Deep South. There is an enhanced (3/5 – orange) severe risk from the Deep South and Lower Mississippi Valley to the Mid-Mississippi Valley extending into the Midwest. A slight (2/5 – yellow) and marginal (1/5 – dark green) severe risk extends into the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and Great Lakes. Storms will be ongoing during the morning hours with new, stronger convection firing up late morning into the afternoon hours continuing into the evening. Storms fire up this afternoon and evening and move from west to east across the severe risk area.

All modes of severe weather are possible including tornadoes. The highest odds of tornadoes are across central and southern Illinois and Indiana extending south into Louisiana and Mississippi. A few strong tornadoes are possible in this area.

If you live in or near the severe risk areas, make sure you have reliable weather sources to receive weather warnings from and have a plan in place in case a warning is issued for your area.

More tornadoes and severe weather are possible for the Southeast today

Yesterday was a hyperactive severe weather day for the Southeast with numerous reports of severe weather and tornadoes. Numerous tornado reports occurred across Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Yesterday’s severe weather reports

Today is shaping up to be another high-impact severe weather day for some of the same areas. There is an enhanced (orange – level 3/5) severe risk for most of Alabama, Georgia, eastern & central Tennessee, western North Carolina, and southern South Carolina. This is where there is a great concern for numerous severe thunderstorms and some of those severe storms could produce tornadoes. Surrounding the enhanced severe risk area is a slight (yellow – level 2/5) and marginal (dark green – level 1/5) severe risk that encompasses most of the Southeast.

Today’s thunderstorm forecast
Today’s thunderstorm forecast: Southeast

All severe risk areas have a chance for damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes. As aforementioned, the greatest tornado concern is within the enhanced severe risk areas with central & southern Georgia and southern South Carolina being the area with the highest probability of seeing tornadoes today. Severe storms are expected to fire up late this morning into the early afternoon hours and continue into the evening hours. Storms will move from west to east throughout the day.

Today’s tornado probability forecast: Southeast

If you live in or near the severe risk areas, please have a couple of reliable sources to receive weather warnings from, and have a plan in place in case a warning is issued for your area.

Significant damaging wind event possible from Texas to Mississippi late today

It’s been a hyper-active spring storm season and the trend continues this afternoon & evening with the potential for severe thunderstorms. Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to develop in northern Texas this afternoon before accelerating east-southeast into eastern Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi this evening into the overnight hours. The thunderstorm complex will travel along the I-20 corridor. This complex of thunderstorms will have the capability to produce damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and hail.

In fact, the damaging wind threat looks elevated along the I-20 corridor from northern Texas to central Mississippi with some significant wind gusts potentially up to 80 mph in some cases. A good number of quick-hitting tornado warnings within this line of storms is also possible this evening and tonight. Because of the numerous severe storms expected within this line of storms, an enhanced (orange – level 3/5) severe risk exists for the aforementioned areas with a slight (yellow – level 2/5) and marginal (dark green – level 1/5) severe risk surrounding the enhanced severe risk area.

If you live within the severe risk area, please stay weather aware!