Sunday, June 9, 2013

Gorgeous early summer days give way to a slight risk of severe storms today

After enjoying a couple of near-perfect early summer days on Friday and Saturday, southerly wind has brought Gulf moisture back into the region as a weak cold front and fairly potent upper-level disturbance approach the Mid-South.  This combination will set the groundwork for storms this afternoon and evening, a few of which could become severe.  Below is the severe weather outlook for today, with graphic from the Storm Prediction Center.

The main threat today will be damaging winds produced by cluster of storms that are likely to form by mid-afternoon and move across the area through mid-evening.  The probability of 60+ mph wind over the metro is 15%, while there is a 60% chance of storms this afternoon into this evening.

We'll keep you abreast throughout the day via our social channels listed below, as well as via our website and mobile apps.  Watch for further updates as the day goes on.

--Erik, Meteorologist/MWN

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