Update – Southeast Severe Weather Outlook – 9 AM EST 12/10/12

Severe storms began to fire up in Alabama and Mississippi around 5 AM EST and continue in Mississippi at this time 8:24 AM EST 12/10/2012.

The outlook for the late morning, early afternoon remains about the same as my earlier report. The main threat is strong damaging winds associated with the line of showers and storms ahead of the cold front currently in Mississippi. A ‘tornado or two can’t be ruled out later as numerous Tornado warnings have been issued today. The severe storms at this time are in South central Mississippi and South east Louisiana.

Throughout the remainder of the day this line of storms ‘should weaken’ as it pushes east into central and south Alabama and continues into Central and south Georgia. As stated, it ‘should weaken’ but bears keeping an eye on as it won’t take much heating for instability to increase later and combined with adequate wind shear strong storms may develop once again. While my thinking is it will weaken and severe storms will be limited, a few isolated strong storms are possible given the moist unstable environment.

Outlook issued 8 AM EST

Outlook issued 8 AM EST

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