Thursday, April 22, 2010

Severe weather... What and When?

The chance for severe weather in the Pine Belt remains on track as we roll into the weekend.

What to expect?: Any and all types of severe weather will be possible. The worst case scenario is...
  • Strong long-track tornadoes
  • Destructive straight-line winds (80+ mph)
  • Flash Flooding
  • Large Hail
I want to point out... the above is not specific to the Pine Belt forecast. In fact, most of Mississippi needs to be aware of these threats. We are still many hours from the "main event" so these threats may be refined to focus on a more precise area in the state.

When to expect it?:
  • Friday between 2:00pm-10:00pm storms should be developing, mostly to our west. The threat for severe weather is greater west of I-55 and north of I-20. However, it remains possible that some strong isolated storms could sneak into the Pine Belt Friday afternoon and evening.

  • Saturday beholds our greatest chance for severe weather. This is when we will really need to watch closely for the "worst case scenario" as described above. Rain/Storms will be posible from the early morning through the evening hours. Although, the best chance for severe weather appears to be between 3:00am and 1:00pm Saturday.

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