Line of Strong to Severe Storms Moving Through Tonight

A vigorous cold front will move through the region tonight.  Ahead of that front, expect gusty winds from the south today.  Wind gusts up to 40 mph are expected this afternoon, thus a Wind Advisory is in effect across the region.  Tonight, a line of storms is expected to develop west of the area, just ahead of the cold front, and head east.  The best estimate for timing this storm through our area is listed in the image below.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has forecast a moderate risk of severe weather as this line moves through the region tonight.  The best chance for damaging winds, tornadoes, and large hail looks to be along and west of the I-65 corridor.  However, severe weather is still possible east of that corridor late tonight. 

Threat for Tornadoes

(hatched area represents a greater than 10% chance for significant tornadoes)

Damaging Wind Threat (>58 mph)

(hatched area represents a greater than 10% chance for wind gusts greater than 75 mph)

Large Hail Threat (>1" in diameter)

Stay tuned for updates throughout the day, and make sure you have a means to be awakened should severe weather threaten while you are asleep. Be sure to have a severe weather plan in place before the storms arrive.


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