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Severe storms and isolated tornadoes are possible this afternoon and evening from the Mid-South into the Northeast

There is a slight risk (yellow area) of severe storms this afternoon and evening from the lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valley into the Ohio Valley and western parts of the Northeast (see Fig. 1). A potent cold front will work its way into the region, sparking showers and storms along and ahead of the cold front. These storms will become strong with a few reaching severe levels. The storms will have the capability to produce heavy rainfall, cloud-to-ground lightning, damaging wind gusts, hail, and isolated tornadoes.

Click here for a detailed forecast on today’s severe risk areas along with which areas have the highest chance to see tornadoes.

Fig. 1: Today’s severe risk

If you live in the slight (yellow) or marginal (dark green) severe risk areas, please keep a close eye on the forecast and be prepared to seek shelter if a warning is issued.