Saturday, March 26, 2011

Deep South Severe Weather Update...

The above visible satellite image, taken at approximately 11:15 am CDT, shows cumulus clouds building and increasing across east-central Mississippi and extreme west-central Alabama.  The atmosphere in this region is destabilizing fairly rapidly for this time of day, and thunderstorms are already beginning to break-out on the southern end of this area, as per the latest radar image below:

Thunderstorms are likely to continue to develop, organize and intensify over the next several hours and spread across adjacent portions of Alabama and eventually western Georgia.  Large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are likely with mature severe storms in this area.  A few strong tornadoes are possible in association with the most severe storms.

I would expect the SPC to issue a Tornado Watch for much of this region within the next hour.

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