Monday, April 4, 2011

Severe Weather Update for Today

Severe thunderstorm activity is already underway this morning (much of it actually being a continuation of last night's activity) from portions of northeast Texas into the Midwest and Ohio Valley.  The above image shows Severe Thunderstorm (blue) and Tornado (red) watches currently in effect via the SPC.

More isolated activity is developing Southwest along the cold front into central Texas, including the San Antonio-Austin corridor.  Some of this activity could produce marginally severe hail before moving East of the I-35 corridor by 9:30 a.m.

The big story today will be further East, where a widespread outbreak of severe weather is likely.  Below is the latest outlook from the SPC for this afternoon and tonight:

The greatest risk of severe weather, including very large hail and tornadoes, will be within the red outlined area from Mississippi into Tennessee.  Large hail and isolated tornadoes will also be possible with severe storms that form in the area outlined in green later today and tonight.

Residents across areas both currently under watches, as well as the areas outlined in the outlook above should remain alert and be prepared to seek shelter if threatening weather approaches.

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