Posted: Jun 9, 2014 9:54 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
Updated: Jun 9, 2014 10:00 AM
The Storm Prediction Center has placed an area from the Gulf of Mexico to Kentucky under an increased risk for severe weather on Tuesday. The entire WBRZ viewing area is included in this risk area which highlights portions of Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi.
A cold front is expected to enter the Southeastern United States where ample heat and humidity has been building through the weekend, providing ample fuel for developing showers and thunderstorms. The atmospheric setup currently favors a line of thunderstorms with the potential for some to produce damaging wind gusts, brief heavy downpours and some hail. Storms are expected to be much more progressive than the flooding round of rains from late May, therefore even with the heaviest storms, precipitation amounts should remain on the order of 1-3".
Forecast guidance is suggesting the most likely time period for severe thunderstorms to be from midday to late afternoon. The greatest chance for severe thunderstorms will be found in Southern Mississippi and points to the north where the cold front is more potent. Some scattered, less strong activity may develop earlier Tuesday Morning ahead of the front, possibly limiting the afternoon severe threat.
Significant relief from the warmth and humidity is not expected on the other side of Tuesday's cold front.
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