Weather Talk: Severe weather awareness week is a good time to review

Tornadoes Confirmed in Barry County MO Yell County AR

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As of this evening, we've got widespread clouds and showers across our viewing area with storms south and west across Georgia and the far western Carolinas.

Any discrete cells that can develop ahead of the main cold front will likely occur late Saturday evening (around 9p).

We're tracking a cold front cutting across the OH and Tennessee River Valleys this afternoon is coming our way.

A front will stall then slowly move north as a spring storm chugs northeast starting Friday night and provides the focus for rounds of showers and thunderstorms into Monday morning. However, there could be some severe storms just off to our northwest across portions of northern and central MS and northern Louisiana.

A warm front hanging just north of the region Saturday brings the potential for isolated thunderstorms this afternoon, a couple of which may be strong to severe. Damaging wind, large hail, a few tornadoes and heavy rainfall all possible. A warm, muggy, unstable air mass, and a very favorable vertically sheared environment will be in place across Alabama.

The risk for Friday and Saturday morning will be updated 5 times on Friday by the NOAA Storm Prediction Center...

Although the timing of the storms is not completely nailed down yet, forecast models are in good agreement about a severe weather outbreak between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning.

Rain and thunderstorms will move across the state Wednesday from west to east. The latest Global Forecast System (12Z run) hints the chance of rain will continue into Thursday and maybe even Friday. The storms are expected to be relatively quick moving, so flooding is not a major concern. Highs will likely be in the upper 60s to lower 70s. But for now, we'll keep a 30% chance for an isolated shower.

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