Saturday, April 16, 2011

Severe Weather Continues Eastward Today...

The greatest risk for severe weather today will take place from the Carolinas into southeast Virginia, within the red outlined area on the image above (which is the latest severe weather outlook from the SPC).  Other severe storms are also possible from eastern Georgia into extreme Southern portions of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, within the green outlined area.

Tornado Watches are currently in effect for the areas outlined in red on the image below:

Scattered strong thunderstorms currently extend from the Florida Panhandle into the Carolinas.  Much of this activity represents the remnants of severe storms that formed over the South yesterday and have continued to move Eastward overnight:

The strongest storms at the moment appear to be along the Georgia/Florida border and back into the panhandle of Florida:

There are really two distinct threats of severe weather today.  First will come later this morning or early this afternoon as the current activity re-intensifies with daytime heating as it moves into a more unstable airmass further East.

The second will come later this afternoon into this evening, as the cold front presses into the very warm, moist and unstable airmass over the Eastern portions of the severe weather outlook areas.

Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes can be expected with the stronger severe storms today.  The greatest risk of tornadoes will take place over the area outlined in red on the severe weather outlook image (at top of post).

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