Major severe weather/tornado outbreak today into Friday; very warm/windy today

By: JohnnyParker , 12:42 PM GMT on April 03, 2014

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Good Morning! A Special Weather Statement is in effect for North MS concerning severe weather today. At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 66 and it feels like 66. Highs will continue to range between 63 and 84 with lows between 42 and 65. There is an 80% chance of AM thunderstorms tomorrow, a 60% chance of showers on Sunday, a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms on Monday, and a 40% chance of showers on Tuesday. Winds today will be South at 15mph with higher gusts, and winds tomorrow will be West at 14mph with higher gusts. A major severe weather/tornado outbreak is expected today into Friday. Threats will be for tornadoes (some could be strong/long-tracked), large hail up to golf-ball size, damaging winds of 60-75mph, heavy rain of 1-3 inches with locally 3+ inches, and flash flooding. Dr. Greg Forbes, the severe weather expert at The Weather Channel, is giving a TOR:CON (Tornado Condition Index) value of 3-4 for today. This means there is a 30% to a moderate chance, 40%, of seeing a tornado within a 50 mile radius. Timing of Storms: 8pm tonight-1am tomorrow morning (Western MS), 1-6am tomorrow morning (East-Central MS), and 6am-noon tomorrow (Southeast MS). At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 66 and it feels like 66. Todays high is 82 with a low of 64 and cloudy with South-Southwest winds at 18mph with higher gusts. Fridays high is 69 with an 80% chance of AM thunderstorms with West winds at 16mph with higher gusts.

Now, for your Severe Weather Update for the Southeast Region. Could see severe weather potential around April 12th-14th, and around April 17th-18th.

Now, for your tropical update. In the Atlantic, all is quiet with no development expected over the next couple of days. In the Eastern Pacific, all is quiet with no development expected over the next couple of days. In the Western Pacific, Tropical Depression #05W has winds of 30mph with a pressure of 1002mbars. Movement is West at 10mph. Is expected to become a tropical storm by late today or tomorrow. Is also expected to become a typhoon by Monday as it heads for the Southern Philippines. In the North Indian Ocean, all is quiet with no development expected over the next couple of days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South-West Indian Ocean Region), no development is expected over the next couple of days. In the Southern Hemisphere (Australian Region), no development is expected over the next couple of days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South Pacific Region), no development is expected over the next couple of days.

Hope yall are having a great Thursday and I'll have another post tomorrow morning. God Bless!

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2. KoritheMan
10:18 AM GMT on April 04, 2014
Johnny, might I suggest excluding the Atlantic and East Pacific tropical updates until the respective start dates for both basins (or unless we have an off-season storm)? Nice blog, but that part seems a little superfluous, imo.
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I am Johnny Parker and I am 20. I have studied the weather since I was 5. I have cerebral palsy and my goal is to become a meteorologist.

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