Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will become numerous by this afternoon across the Southern U.S., especially over the lower Mississippi Valley into the Deep South and portions of the Tennessee Valley region.
Thunderstorms are already underway this morning from central Arkansas into the Tennessee Valley, including some storms capable of producing wind damage that are currently moving across the Nashville Metro area:
This activity will become more numerous as the day progresses and the line pushes East/Southeast into the more moist, unstable airmass to the South.
Large hail and damaging wind gusts are the primary threats today, although an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out, particularly across portions of eastern Alabama and western Georgia this afternoon and early this evening.
Some of the hail may be particularly large, i.e., 2 inches in diameter or greater, from southern Mississippi into southern Alabama and extreme west-central Georgia.
If you live across the severe weather threat areas for today, please remain alert and listen to NOAA Weather Radio, local media or another trusted source for the latest information and possible warnings.
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