Evening Severe Weather Threat

A very strong upper level low is continuing to track northward out of Texas. Attached to this low is a cold front that is starting to progress through Louisiana and Arkansas and a secondary warm front lifting northward towards our area. The broad rain shield that was in place earlier today to our west is diminishing, but in its place are storms that are starting to develop.

These storms are developing in a very moist and unseasonably warm air mass. We are in the 70s area wide with dew points in the 60s, more April weather than January. With southeasterly winds at the surface, the low levels are also seeing plenty of turning of the winds with height that will allow updrafts into these storms to rotate.

Now, our tornado threat is not impressive, but it is not zero. We are in situation where any storm could develop rotation within itself. The treat for now is limited to East Mississippi, and we will see as the afternoon progresses if the threat moves into West Alabama. We are seeing a squall line beginning to develop to our south which is taking a lot of energy with it along the coast, but our winds are east to southeast enough those storms may not impact any storms here.

As this line of broken storms moves through tonight, we will return to just some showery activity through the overnight and for our Friday.

What do you need to do? For now, monitor the weather with us at wtok.com and on Facebook. Make sure you and anyone with you knows your tornado plans. Most importantly, remain calm. We will also update you on the air on WTOK as needed, and you can expect a full report during Live at 5.


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