Friday, February 11, 2022 2:12 PM

Severe storms are possible next week

Christopher Nunley

There’s a growing concern for severe storms next week from Texas to Alabama on Wednesday & Thursday. This is a storm risk we have been monitoring & discussing in the Firsthand Weather Supporter Group. The Storm Prediction Center has now issued a slight risk for severe storms both Wednesday & Thursday as an upper-level system tracks across the region. Ahead of the upper-level system, a spring-like air mass will return across these regions after this weekend’s cold front. This spring-like air mass will allow for thunderstorms, some of which may become severe Wednesday afternoon in Texas & Oklahoma, spreading east into Arkansas & Louisiana overnight, and eventually into southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, southern Indiana, western Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama on Thursday.

There are still some questions on the specifics and a lot of changes will be needed over the coming days but it does appear all modes of severe weather could occur, including tornadoes. This is a good reminder that severe weather can and does occur in February. Stay tuned!