Thursday, April 5, 2012

Severe Weather Threatens Southeast Today...

Above is the latest severe weather outlook from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK, valid for today through tonight. Severe storms are forecast within the yellow shaded area on the image.

Strong to severe storms are already ongoing across portions of the Deep South this morning, as shown by a recent radar image from Jackson, MS:

Damaging wind gusts and large hail will be the primary severe weather threats across the severe weather outlook area today.  Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out, particularly from any storm that is able to remain isolated and become well organized.

The ongoing activity will re-organize and/or reintensify this afternoon, and new development will also take place along and near several surface boundaries across the region.

The highest risk of large hail this afternoon will take place within the red shaded areas on the image below, which includes the Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Chattanooga and Atlanta areas:

If you live within or near the severe weather threat areas outlined above, please remain alert today.  Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, local media or another trusted source for later statements, watches and possible warnings.  Remember, a Severe Weather Watch means to "watch out" for possible severe weather.  A Severe Weather Warning means that severe weather is imminent, and you should seek shelter immediately.

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