Saturday, March 26, 2011

3/26 - 4pm - Southern Severe Weather Outbreak/West TN Storms

MS/AL Severe Weather

A warm front positioned over North Mississippi and Alabama is causing quite a bit of severe weather in the central parts of each state. Tornado Warnings are being issued for East Alabama, but nothing has been posted for Mississippi yet as storms haven't developed in this region. The atmosphere over Central Mississippi is very unstable at the moment and all we're waiting for is the cap (warm layer of air above the surface) to break, which will trigger some explosive storm development. There's no telling exactly when that will happen, but a good bet would be before nightfall. In any case, a Tornado Watch is posted for counties from Jackson to Tupelo, MS until 10pm tonight.

West Tennessee Forecast
A few strong storms passed through West Tennessee early this morning, but those dissipated just before the 6am hour. Storms are still ongoing in the region, but none are severe and no severe weather is expected. Storms should taper off tonight and cloudy skies will greet West Tennesseans tomorrow morning with temperatures in the 50's. More storms are possible on Tuesday. Check out my complete ABC 7 forecast in the video below:

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