Four dead as severe storm sweeps through southern US

Four dead as severe storm sweeps through southern US

Four dead as severe storm sweeps through southern US

However, no hazardous weather is expected. High near 73. South wind 10 to 15 miles per hour becoming southwest in the afternoon. It will certainly be a possibility thanks to the wind gusts expected outside of the storms.

JUST PLAIN WINDY: Warm, humid air rushing northward away from the Gulf of Mexico will be a contributing factor in fueling severe storms Saturday. Still, strong thunderstorms will cross the eastern counties between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. this evening. She said she recommends everyone have their phones charged, candles and flashlights prepared and be ready in case of severe weather. "Damaging winds are our biggest concern because of the widespread nature of that threat, with tornadoes not far behind that". The combination of a moderately unstable airmass and very strong shear, resulting from unusually strong low level winds, will co-exist during a window from the pre-dawn hours through much of the morning.

It's also going to feel a lot like spring this weekend. Getting discrete supercells doesn't look likely at this time, but they are certainty possible.

Forecasters will be watching for the potential for supercell storms to develop ahead of the main line, but that threat appeared to lessen some for much of the state. Quarter-sized hail will also be possible in the strongest of storms. As that line of showers and storms move through, a few could be on the strong to severe side.

Residents in these regions should "make sure your smartphone weather notifications are turned on".

Winter storm watches were posted for the Cascades and the northern Rocky Mountains, with the weather service predicting snowfall of up to 2 feet. With all that said, still remember that the chances of a tornado directly hitting you is slim to none, even in the higher threat days.

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Sunday will be dry with some possible light snow Sunday night.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will return the region Monday through Wednesday. Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday will be back in the 70s, with Wednesday seeing the best chance of rain next week. Lows will tumble into the 30s overnight.

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