Tonight's Hazardous Weather Outlook

LinkedIn  Also, become a Vicksburg Daily News Fan… head to and click the ‘Like” button at the top of the page. Here’s the outlook for this evening, brought to you by Sports Center… HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, JACKSON, MS 250 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Northeastern Louisiana, Central & Northeastern Mississippi The affected areas are: West Carroll – East Carroll – Richland – Madison LA – Franklin LA – Tensas – Carroll – Montgomery – Webster – Clay – Lowndes – Choctaw – Oktibbeha – Humphreys – Holmes – Attala – Winston – Noxubee – IssaquenaSharkeyYazooMadison MS – Leake – Neshoba – Kemper – WarrenHindsRankin – Scott – Newton – Lauderdale – Claiborne – Smith – Jasper – Clarke Tonight and Wednesday An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is expected tonight and especially on Wednesday. Tornadoes (possibly strong and long tracked) very large hail to the size of tennis balls and damaging wind gusts to 80 mph will be possible with the most intense storms. An unusually strong low pressure system for late spring is forecast to develop across the southern plains this afternoon…and move northeast through mid south through Wednesday. This will result in the development of an atmosphere increasingly favorable for significant severe weather. Several rounds of severe storms are expected to pass through parts of Arkansas, northern Louisiana and northern Mississippi late this afternoon and tonight. While much of this activity may remain northwest of the area.  A few of these severe storms could make it as far southeast as the area along and northeast of the Natchez Trace corridor. By wednesday, the cold front associated with the low will move into the area… Triggering scattered severe storms. Atmospheric conditions are expected to be very supportive of significant severe storms capable of producing tornadoes, very large hail and damaging winds. In addition to the severe weather risk, localized heavy rainfall may result in a risk of flash flooding, especially in the Highway 82 corridor of north-central and northeast Mississippi. Wednesday night through Monday The probability of widespread hazardous weather is low.]]]]> ]]>