Sure enough, they have stepped up the risk category today to a high risk for severe weather. They have hatched out an area of Mississippi and Alabama showing a 30% risk of tornadoes today. That's the second graphic. A high risk is an imminent threat of bad weather for the outlined area. Anyone within that purple outline should be extremely cautious today and vigilantly aware of conditions in your area.
A POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK RESULTING FROM INCREASINGLY VOLATILE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY INCLUDE AN INCREASING AND CONCENTRATED THREAT FOR TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS. THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED BY THIS ACTIVITY WILL BE ACROSS THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY BEGINNING THIS MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON AND SPREADING NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY AND MID SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE NIGHTTIME HOURS. VERY STRONG WINDS ALOFT CHANGING DIRECTION WITH HEIGHT WILL SUPPORT THE POSSIBILITY FOR A FEW STRONG AND POTENTIALLY VIOLENT LONG TRACK TORNADOES ACROSS THIS AREA.Let me reiterate...
SUPPORT THE POSSIBILITY FOR A FEW STRONG AND POTENTIALLY VIOLENT LONG TRACK TORNADOES ACROSS THIS AREA.There will be bad weather today.
Public Severe Weather Outlook.
As for yesterday, the outcome wasn't exactly what the forecasters had expected. Thursday did end up the more tornadic day with 40 tornado reports on Thursday, as opposed to 8 on Friday.
Some crawlers ahead of the storm are actually making their way into Georgia now, headed my way, just looking like some strong thunderstorms. We might get some light early action. It should be a really exciting day, but I'll be off supporting Mini-Dew until 3PM. Then, looks like my wonderful groom and I have a road trip ahead of us. I have charged my laptop, video camera, camera batteries. I am geared up and ready to go. I just hope we make it to the action while there is still day light. I don't do night chasing, and unfortunately, it looks like the forecast still calls for Dewvoid tomorrow. Today is THE DAY.Have a great and safe day!