Forecast: Severe weather for parts of Louisiana on Tuesday
Feb 23 2016
Confidence was high that parts of Alabama would have to deal with severe weather on Tuesday - including a few strong tornadoes.
Meteorologists say there will be a 70 percent chance of rain Tuesday afternoon with storms developing Tuesday night.
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, released the convective outlook, which places much of the Gulf States, over 75,000 square miles, at least under an "enhanced risk".
A storm will move from Texas into the Great Lakes early this week.
Strong tornadoes are possible, along with damaging straight-line winds and large hail.
NEXT WEEK: Showers are possible Monday with an approaching cold front, and another wet weather system shows up on the GFS at midweek. Alabama and southern Tennessee will likely see severe weather well into the overnight hours. Severe weather is expected to move across the state line toward Vernon, Rapides, Beauregard, Calcasieu, and Cameron parishes during the mid to late morning hours.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for south MS beginning Tuesdaymorning at 10 a.m. and is anticipating severe weather across the area beginning late Tuesday. "Rain totals could range between 0.5" to 1.5" depending if you get a thunderstorm over your area.
Do not forget to go over your family's severe weather action plan Monday, so you are ready when the strong storms come through.
There is a good chance that the storms may contain some supercell activity (Storms with rotation) and some blowing segments which have the potential for tornado development.