A low-pressure system will charge eastward from out of the central states and tap moisture returning northward from the Gulf of Mexico. This combination of ingredients will set the stage for severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail from late Sunday into Sunday night over portions of the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. At this time, the greatest tornado threat appears to be located over eastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, northern Louisiana and northern Mississippi. A strong, long-lived tornado is possible. For a full look at the tornado threat, see our TOR:CON tornado risk index page at this link.
Sunday, January 22 Sunday,
AL - 3 to 4
AR east - 6
GA northwest - 3
to 4 night IL south - 3 to 4
night IN south - 3 to 4
night KY west, middle - 3 to 4
night LA north - 6
LA south - 4
MO southeast - 3 to 4
night MS northwest - 6
MS rest - 4
OH southwest - 3 to 4
night TN west - 6
TN middle - 4
night Other areas - less than 2
TOR:CON Value Descriptions
8:High probability of a tornado
6:Moderate possibility of a tornado
4:Low chance of a tornado nearby, but hail and/or strong wind gusts possible
2:Very low chance of a tornado, but hail and/or strong wind gusts possible
0:Near-zero chance of a tornado or a severe thunderstorm
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Fair warning for those in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas: The wind in west Texas is screaming straight from the west, and when I say screaming, I mean gusts over 65 mph, sustained over 40 mph. Whenever this occurs, it sets up an ugly scenario for those to the east, for when our dry extreme winds meet the moisture-laden low and winds from other directions, you have a set up for violent weather.
Take care, y'all, and keep up with your local weather forecasts for any warnings.
Originally posted by TXTriker
How far south is this supposed to drop? I'm in the Houston area and it is a little windy today. I don't expect the dust, but will the storms drop this far south and if so about what time.
Originally posted by ga-`tv-gi
Georgia had a round of T'storms yesterday(1-21) with some strong winds, hail and a couple of torpedo warning but nothing really intense. From what Iv gathered we will have a slight chance early Monday morning for T'storms if the warm front makes it up this far right now 50f east winds at 12mph and drizzle not the right climate for storms thanks to the wedge. For the Folks in the mid south (Miss. AL. Ark. Tenn.) keep an eye to the sky and a ear to the ground
Edit to add.....If any one hears the spring peepers(frogs) really keep an eye out.edit on 22-1-2012 by ga-`tv-gi because: (no reason given)