Severe Thunderstorms Threaten Parts of the South Saturday

weather.com meteorologists
Published: November 30, 2019
Severe weather setup into this weekend.

Severe thunderstorms could develop in parts of the South Saturday from a powerhouse storm system moving through the Plains states.

Southerly winds ahead of the storm will help draw moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico into the lower Mississippi Valley That moisture, in tandem with strong winds in the upper atmosphere, will help trigger the development of numerous showers and thunderstorms.

Scattered severe storms will be possible from the Lower Mississippi Valley eastward to the Deep South. These storms may be capable of damaging winds and a tornado or two.


Current Radar, Watches and Warnings

Saturday morning, a wind gust of 67 mph was measured in Wills Point, Texas, where roof damage was reported.

Hail up to 2 inches in diameter (hen egg size) was reported near Iola, Oklahoma, Friday evening and golf-ball size hail fell near Pryor, Oklahoma.

Tuesday's Severe Weather Recap

Tornado warnings were issued Tuesday night in association with severe thunderstorms in Arkansas, Louisiana and MIssissippi.

Two people were reportedly injured just north of Baskin, Louisiana, when a trailer rolled in high winds caused by an EF2 tornado around 6 p.m. CST. Several other homes in the area were damaged, according to a preliminary report from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center. Radar indicated a tornado in the area at the time, with a debris signature aloft.

Another EF2 tornado was confirmed by NWS Jackson, MS, Wednesday afternoon in Star, Mississippi. Several other tornadoes are being surveyed, as of Wednesday afternoon.

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