Risk of Severe Weather Tuesday
- Author: Jack Replman Mar 01, 2017,
Mar 01, 2017, 0:22
The high will be around 75 and the low near 54.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop after 4 p.m. and some could be severe with large hail and damaging winds. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 45 and it feels like 41. For those keeping score at home, the average high for this time of year is 64 and the average low is 42, National Weather Service data shows. Keep it here with your Weather Authority for the latest severe weather information.
Now, for your Nationwide Severe Weather Outlook.
TIMING: The main window for severe storms will come from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Ahead of the system the air is warmer than normal... with a significant drop in temperatures behind the storm on Thursday into the weekend. At the same time, however, some central regions in the state will be spared the severe storms but will see, nonetheless, powerful gusts of wind and only minor storms scattered around.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed nearly the entire viewing area in an enhanced risk (3/5) for tomorrow night.
An elevated risk covers all of north and parts of central Alabama, which means numerous severe storms will be possible.
If a squall line materializes it could contain damaging winds, hail and even an isolated tornado. Forecast models are showing the potential for severe weather across the CI Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
The elevated fire risk generally affects the area along Interstate 44 and northwest of the interstate in Oklahoma. But the rest of the state can not rule out the chance for severe weather, with much of Georgia facing a Slight Risk, according to the Storm Prediction Center.
Now, for your tropical update.
"Snowfall amounts will be in the range of 2-5" with highest amounts expected across our northern locations.