Thursday, March 25, 2010

Storms Down South

We are in for another "yucko" day. Cloudy skies and rain. There could be some stronger storms just to the south and southeast of the KFVS viewing area.

Take a look at this visible satellite image taken at 10:32am CT.


You can see some clearing taking place over eastern Arkansas and northwest Mississippi. This is going to allow for some warming up and some "juicing up" of the atmosphere. I would expect to see some thunderstorm development in that region later this afternoon.

The question becomes "Could we get some clearing over the Missouri Bootheel?". I don't think we have to worry too much about severe storms around here.
That being said, some of the forecast models are bringing some instability through extreme northeast Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel, and northwest Tennessee between 1pm CT and 5pm CT. However, there are a few ingredients missing that I would like to see be available for us to be talking about severe weather.

The Storm Prediction Center is keeping an eye to our southeast today. Here is this morning's Day 1 Outlook:


Note that the area is "just" to our southeast. It will be worth keeping an eye on their next update which should be around 11:30am CT.

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