National Weather Service Predicting Severe Weather
Mar 01 2017 by Bridget Leonard
A warm front will lift north of Alabama by Tuesday, putting us in a strong southerly flow. As we saw last weekend in Conway, MA severe storms... even tornadoes can occur in the winter months in New England.
Stay with 40/29 as we get closer to Tuesday. we will stay on top of this! "Your prayers are greatly appreciated". Trees and power lines were also down in the area.
Beginning around 10 p.m. Tuesday, an pre-frontal line of thunderstorms is expected to begin to move in to our in counties.
Police answered the phone and confirmed reports of damage but said it was unclear if there were injuries about 5:30 p.m. Isolated tornadoes and poor drainage flooding are also possible.
Tornadoes touched down in the upper Midwest and northern Arkansas on Tuesday as a spring-like storm system posed a risk to 45 million people.
The Tornado Watch now lasts through 4 a.m. for almost all of the Ozarks until 4 a.m.
A cold front is expected to push through the state Wednesday, touching off strong to severe thunderstorms as the cooler air clashes with the warm air in place. Reporter N'Jema McIntyre tells WNIJ the southern part of the city was the most damaged and there were reports of a gas smell in the area after the storm rolled through.
Severe storms along with heavy squalls, large hails and destructive winds have caused havoc across the area on Tuesday. A second, stronger batch of storms will push through in the afternoon.
Today . A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.
All severe weather elements are possible including tornadoes, damaging wind gusts and large hail.
"It's not going to be just one quick event", he said.
We will continue to monitor tomorrow's severe weather threat and will frequently update the forecast.