Monday, October 11, 2010

10/11 - 3pm - Mississippi Severe Weather / WBBJ Video

I'm back home in Louisville for the long weekend thanks to Mississippi State's later-than-usual fall break. Tomorrow will be my day to travel back to Mississippi, and interestingly enough, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a SLIGHT Risk (15%) for severe weather tomorrow across most of the state. A jet streak passing through the Mississippi Delta tomorrow afternoon will create upper-level divergence (air separation) and allow some instability (rising parcels of air from the surface) to setup mostly north of Meridian, MS. That factor coupled with surface dewpoints in the 60's tomorrow should support some severe weather across Mississippi tomorrow, with a greater emphasis on northern and central portions of the state. Because of the marginal shear environment that will be in place tomorrow, there's really no tornado risk. Cool temperatures aloft could trigger a few instances of medium/large hail and gusty winds can be expected with any storm that forms. We really need the rain back in Mississippi, so any precipitation from these storms will be greatly appreciated! The so-called "secondary" fall severe weather season in the South is just starting up, so while this severe event won't be too bad, it will serve to increase awareness about what could come in the following weeks.

Check out some clips from my weather segments on WBBJ ABC 7's Good Morning West Tennessee Saturday from this weekend below:

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