Saturday Afternoon Storm Update

WHAT: Strong, possibly severe storms

WHEN: 4:00 – 10:00 pm timeframe

MAIN THREAT: Damaging straight-line winds

I will be tracking a cluster of strong to severe storms today, as it makes its way across the Midsouth. The storms are currently in Arkansas and Missouri. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) just issued a discussion (circled red area) stating that a severe t-storm watch will be issued there soon. There are already several warnings.

Current radar shows the storms (circled) and I drew an arrow showing direction so movement. Radar compliments of RadarScope.

I’ll keep an eye on things. This currently does not appear to be a widespread severe weather threat for us, but it is worth keeping an eye on. I am concerned that it will be arriving after a day of building heat and humidity. That will certainly provide some added fuel. The SPC still maintains a low-end risk for us and highlights our area in the marginal risk for severe storms from this. I should note that the tornado threat is very low and isn’t event mentioned by the SPC.

My level of concern has increased just a bit from this morning. The storms coming in with so much heat and humidity around just increases my concern for a strong to severe storm. I’ll keep a close eye on things!

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