Thunderstorms will move into the Mid South area around sunrise Monday spreading Eastward during the day. Numerous severe thunderstorms are expected with damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes. In addition, rainfall is expected to be occasionally heavy with localized flash flooding.
A Strong Upper Level Low Pressure System and associated Cold Front will move through the Mid South Monday. Moist And unstable air will spread into the region ahead of the cold front on very strong and gusty Southerly winds. In addition… Upper level winds will be favorable for the development of severe Thunderstorms. The cold front is forecast to stretch from Southeast Missouri into Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas around sunrise Monday. A line of thunderstorms…some severe…is forecast to form just ahead of the cold front. The severe thunderstorms will spread into Northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Boot heel in the early morning hours…quickly spreading across into much of the Mid South by early afternoon.
Daytime heating ahead of the front will continue to increase the instability…and a more significant tornado threat could occur from parts Of North Mississippi into parts of Southwest Tennessee with the development of individual supercell thunderstorms ahead of the main line of storms.
The Severe Weather is expected to move East of the Mid South by early evening.
Now is the time to prepare for the possibility of severe thunderstorms. Know what to do and where to go if severe weather threatens. Make sure your NOAA Weather Radio is in working condition…And remember mobile homes are especially not a safe place to be when there is the threat of damaging winds and tornadoes.