Severe Weather Setup
A potential tornado outbreak is poised to affect Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee tomorrow as a rather potent low and associated trough swing through the central part of the nation. Once a warm front passes through the region tomorrow morning and moisture from the south begins to filter in, all forms of severe weather will be possible in North Mississippi, North Alabama, and West Tennessee. I want to place a particular emphasis on Northeast Mississippi and Northwest Alabama, where the greatest risk of tornadoes appears to be at this time. Large hail and damaging winds are possible across the entire region. The Storm Prediction Center has placed these areas under a 45% Moderate Risk of severe weather for tomorrow.
I will be driving from Starkville to Jackson, TN tomorrow afternoon in preparation for my Saturday morning show at WBBJ-TV. I am going to try and time my departure so that I can possibly intercept a supercell from its southern side as I drive northward. Storm motions of over 40 mph and the poor road network in Northeast Mississippi aren't good for storm chasing, so that's off the table unless something extraordinary happens.