Tornado outbreak expected today in mid-south

Some severe weather is expected in the US this afternoon – here is the warning graphic from the US Weather Prediction Center (WPC):

WPC Forecast – red areas are at risk of severe thunderstorms that may product tornadoes

An active and dangerous day of weather is set to unfold across the
Mid-South today, highlighted by a High Risk of severe weather issued by
the Storm Prediction Center. The primary weather driver of this impending
tornado outbreak is a strengthening area of low pressure out ahead of a
sharp and intense upper level trough tracking into the middle Mississippi
Valley and Ohio Valley this evening. Powerful thunderstorms are forecast
to blossom in the South this afternoon and track into the Ohio and
Tennessee Valleys tonight. These intense thunderstorms are may contain a
myriad of hazards that include violent long-track tornadoes, damaging wind
gusts, and large hail. In addition to the severe threats, hydrologic
hazards are also a serious concern from northern Alabama and Mississippi
to the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians. Torrential rainfall
rates in these areas that also contain overly saturated soil is a recipe
for flash flooding. As a result, a Slight Risk of excessive rainfall is in
place with a Moderate Risk located over northern Alabama, northwest
Georgia, and southeast Tennessee. Residents in these areas should have a
plan of action if severe weather threaten their respective locations. In
addition, high winds from the lower Great Lakes to the northern
Mid-Atlantic Thursday night into Friday morning. High Wind Watches are in
place for portions of these regions as strong winds may result in downed
trees and power lines.

From WPC Discussion as of 8am ET, 25 March 2021

None of this is expected to make it into the coastal GA/SC area. In Savannah GA for example, there is only a slight chance of thunderstorms Friday afternoon, and again Sunday into Sunday night.

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