North MS Local Forecast: Good Morning! At Smithville, MS, the current temperature is 49 and it feels like 44. Highs will continue to range between 72 and 80 with lows between 41 and 56. There is a 100% chance of PM thundershowers on Wednesday, and a 100% chance of thunderstorms on Thursday. A heavy rainfall/flash flood threat is possible Wednesday through Thursday. At the Regional Rehab Center in Tupelo, MS, the current temperature is 48 and it feels like 43. Todays high is 68 with a low of 42. Tuesdays high is 73.
Severe Weather Update (Southeast Region): Now, for your Severe Weather Update for the Southeast Region. There could be a threat of severe weather around April 7th-9th, and around April 12th.
Severe Weather Outlook (Nationwide): Now, for your Nationwide Severe Weather Outlook. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#1) Marginal Risk of severe weather on Wednesday from a portion of the Plains into the MS Valley areas. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a (#2) Slight Risk of severe weather on Wednesday from a portion of the Central and Southern Plains into the Lower-Mid MS Valley. Primary threats: tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a Day 4 (Thursday/Friday) 15% severe weather risk in the Day 4-8 Outlook from Eastern Louisiana, South-Central MS, South-Central Alabama, Florida Panhandle, Central Georgia, Central South Carolina, and South-Central North Carolina. This means there is a 15% probability of seeing severe weather within 25 miles of a point.
Tropical Update: Now, for your tropical update. In the Western Pacific, no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the North Indian Ocean (Arabian Sea), no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the North Indian Ocean (Bay of Bengal), no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South-West Indian Ocean), no development is expected over the next 5 days. In the Southern Hemisphere (Australian Region), no development is expected over next 5 days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South Pacific), no development is expected over the next 5 days.
Long Range Outlook: As we head into late March/early April, expect a continuance in normal to above normal rainfall across the Southeast with an increase in potential for severe weather. Temperatures will range between normal to a little below normal.
Weather Word of the Week: Lake Effect Snow. Are snow showers that are created when cold, dry air passes over a large warmer lake, such as one of the Great Lakes, and picks up moisture and heat.
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