Saturday, March 31, 2012

Strong Storms Across Several Areas Later Today; Possibly Severe Mid-South...

Above is the latest severe weather outlook for this afternoon and evening from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK. Severe storms are forecast within the yellow shaded area across the middle Mississippi Valley and into the mid-South.  Large hail and damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat in this region.

If you live in this area, please remain alert to the possibility of severe weather this afternoon and evening.  Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, local media or another trusted source for later statements and possible warnings.  Make sure that you've identified the best sheltering option for your location as well.

Elsewhere, several pockets of strong to locally severe storms are possible within the green shaded areas near the "See Text" wording on the image.  If you live in these areas, keep in mind that while severe weather will not likely be widespread, some stronger storms could produce hail and/or wind gusts near severe limits this afternoon and evening (mainly before sunset).

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