Severe Weather Outbreak Including Damaging Winds and Tornadoes (Some could be strong) beginning Friday
The FIRST MODERATE RISK issued for the 2020 Year!
Friday Outlook has been UPGRADED!
An outbreak of severe storms with damaging winds and tornadoes is likely to spread across the South beginning Friday!
Significant severe weather potential will exist from around midday Friday into early Saturday morning from portions of eastern OK/TX eastward toward the lower MS Valley vicinity.
Are you prepared?
Now will be a good time to check your weather radios and have several ways to receive warnings
Severe thunderstorms are expected by midday Friday into early Saturday morning from eastern Oklahoma and Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley.
Damaging wind gusts, tornadoes and isolated large hail are all possible, especially across parts of eastern Texas into Louisiana Friday afternoon into the overnight hours.
Tornado: 10% SIG Enhanced | Wind: 45% SIG Enhanced | Hail: 15% SIG – Enhanced
Severe thunderstorms capable of damaging winds and tornadoes are expected across parts of the southeastern U.S. on Saturday.
It remains uncertain how pristine the warm sector will remain ahead of the QLCS and this will impact how much, if any, pre-frontal semi-discrete convection develops.
That being said, a conditional threat for supercells and accompanying Tornadoes (some possibly strong) will exist across the Enhanced risk area, in addition to the QLCS-related threats.
Flooding will also be a big concern!
Through Saturday night, we expect the heaviest rain, potentially up to 5 inches or more, to fall from parts of northeast Texas and southeast Oklahoma to the mid-Mississippi Valley and possibly the southern Great Lakes. At least local flash flooding is possible in these areas Friday and Saturday.
The National Weather Service has posted flood watches for many of the areas mentioned above, from northeast Texas to the mid-Mississippi Valley and extreme southern parts of Lower Michigan.
Stay Tuned to Live Storm Chasers for more updates!