Monday, March 3, 2008

Storms are Approaching. Batten Down the Hatches.

Posted By on Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 4:00 AM reports severe storms will continue to push eastward toward the Mississippi Valley today, ahead of a strong cold front. As a cold front shifts eastward today, the line of storms will progress eastward, causing destructive weather in its path. The greatest threats will be damaging winds and a few tornadoes Heavy downpours and large hail will also be possible with the strongest storms.

Storms today will occur from East Texas northeastward to west Tennessee. The line of storms will continue to shift eastward along the brim of warm and moist air over the western Gulf. By the afternoon, storms will press into Mississippi.

"As the line of storms moves east from Texas, the storms will intensify into a strong squall line that will move across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and western Tennessee," wrote severe weather expert Henry Margusity in his blog. "While wind damage will be the primary threat, supercells that develop ahead of the line in Louisiana and Mississippi may contain large, long-lived tornadoes."

Oy. You've been warned. Be careful out there tonight.


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