Sunday, March 18, 2012

Severe Weather Update for the Ohio and Tennessee Valley Region for This Afternoon...

The above radar image was just taken a moment ago, and shows shower and thunderstorm development taking place ahead of a weak upper-level weather disturbance over the Tennessee Valley region.

Note the lone thunderstorm cluster that is currently developing over southwest Kentucky at the moment.  That is taking place near the center of the upper level disturbance.  We are likely to see additional thunderstorm development over southeast Indiana into southwest Kentucky during the next hour, with the activity then moving and developing toward the East/Northeast.

The SPC has added a "slight" risk of severe weather across parts of this region this afternoon and evening, as shown by the yellow shaded area on the image below:

Large hail and wind gusts to near severe limits will be the primary threats in this region this afternoon and before sunset this evening.

If you live across this region, keep a weather eye to the sky and listen to local media or another trusted source for later statements and possible warnings.

Meanwhile, the forecast has not changed for the primary severe weather threat area over the central and southern High Plains later today.  Please see this earlier post for additional details on the threat in that region.

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