Threat of Strong Storms for Western Alabama and Much of Mississippi

| June 13, 2021 @ 11:07 am

A warm and moist airmass across Alabama and Mississippi will lead to the threat of severe thunderstorm this afternoon. It is already 94F at Tupelo with a 77F dewpoint.

In a mesoscale discussion issued by the SPC, they delineated this area for the threat of severe storms with damaging winds from wet microbursts.

CAPE values will be approaching 4,000 joules/kg over Mississippi into western Alabama this afternoon.

We can already see a couple of cells that have developed over Northwest Alabama. These and clusters of others like them will move south-southwest today across western Alabama and much of Mississippi.

Downburst winds of 50-70 mph will cause reports of wind damage, generally between 2-6 p.m. this afternoon in the highlighted areas.

The SPC will upgrade the current Marginal Risk over Mississippi to a Slight Risk (level 2 out of 5) over parts of the highlighted area on its next outlook update at 11:30.

Keep any eye to the sky and the radar as well as your trusted sources for warning this afternoon and just be in a safe structure if storms approach your location.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather

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