U.S. Severe Weather Forecast (Convective Outlook)

Day Three

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Day 2 convective outlook 
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 
1238 am CDT sun Mar 26 2017 

Valid 271200z - 281200z 

..there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms over parts of the 
lower and middle Mississippi Valley and lower Ohio Valley... 

..there is a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms from parts of 
Arkansas/la into the middle Ohio Valley... 

Severe thunderstorms are possible from parts of the middle and lower 
Mississippi Valley into the lower Ohio Valley on Monday. 

..mid/lower MS and lower Ohio valleys... 
A progressive shortwave trough currently over The Four Corners 
region will move into the Southern Plains on Sunday, then into the 
MS valley on Monday. Model guidance is consistent in showing a 
surface low over northwest Arkansas at 27/12z. This low will track 
east-northeastward across southern MO and into southern Illinois/in during 
the evening. A relatively moist and unstable air mass will be 
present in the warm sector of the low, where scattered afternoon 
thunderstorms will develop. Forecast soundings in this region show 
relatively steep mid-level lapse rates and strong deep layer shear, 
indicating a risk of large hail from northern MS into western TN/KY. 
Stronger wind fields over the north half of the risk area will also 
support the potential for bowing segments capable of damaging winds 
or perhaps a tornado or two as storms spread across Kentucky and southern 
in during the evening. 

Isolated strong to severe storms may also affect parts of central MS 
into northern and central Alabama on Monday, where afternoon heating and 
subtle low-level forcing mechanisms help to initiate convection. 
Confidence in storm intensity this far south is lower than to the 
north, so will maintain a marginal risk at this time. 

.Hart.. 03/26/2017