Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tornado Threat Eastern Arkansas / Adjacent Portions of TN/MS This Evening...

Heads-up central and eastern Arkansas - I fully expect a Tornado Watch to be issued soon for your area.

Above is the latest shot of the Little Rock radar, and I've circled in red where thunderstorms are likely to initiate over the next 1-2 hours.

Once developed, storms will move Northeast fairly quickly, with a threat of damaging winds, hail and tornadoes.  A few of the tornadoes could be strong and/or have a long track.  

The threat of severe weather, including tornadoes, will shift East toward Memphis as well as the remainder of western Tennessee, northwestern Mississippi and the Missouri bootheel region later this evening and early tonight.

A threat of tornadoes will exist after dark across this region, especially in western Tennessee and northwestern and west-central Mississippi.  Make sure that you have a way to receive severe weather warnings at night if you live in this region and be sure to have a sheltering location ready to go so that you can move there quickly if threatening weather is observed or a warning is issued for your area.

This is one of those situations where I also advise that you go stay with a friend or relative if you live in a mobile home across this region.  Mobile homes are no match for the type of severe winds and/or tornadoes that could be witnessed across the region this evening and tonight.  

For more information from 'The Original Weather Blog', including shorter, more frequent posts during rapidly changing weather events, please be sure to follow Rob on facebook and twitter:

If you are in need of customized, site specific weather forecasts or storm warnings for your company or event, be sure visit Rob's professional webpage at

No comments: