Stronger, severe storms possible on Tuesday (11/28/22)
Overcast and cloudy skies from Monday will carry over into the day on Tuesday, ahead of our next system. Temperatures will climb into the middle 60s during the afternoon hours, while storms start to develop by the early evening. The first round of thunderstorms looks to initiate along with the warm environment ahead of the front, bringing the better chance to see hail and thunderstorms early in the evening.
As the ingredients look to come together, the main threats in our area include the chance for damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes. As of Monday evening, areas just south of Poplar Bluff and Cape Girardeau are included in the “Slight” Risk category for severe weather, where probabilities are slightly higher for wind and hail.
Again, one of the main threats with higher confidence is the potential for damaging winds along the front as it pushes through later in the evening. The higher probabilities for these damaging wind gusts, right now, also appear to be within Pemiscot (Missouri) and Weakley (Tennessee) counties. Overall, the hail, wind and tornado threats are low at this time.
Wind gusts prior to the storm will be increasing as well, picking up to 30 and 35 miles per hour in the afternoon. Temperatures in the 60s tomorrow will be the warmest for some time, and December will start with temperatures back in the 40s.
Our next potential system looks to roll in by the early part of the weekend with showers possible through Monday morning according to the latest models. For now, we will be focused on the severe weather threat on Tuesday and keep you up to date on the latest.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team