Severe weather possible Tuesday

Severe weather likely Monday night and Tuesday southeast of St. Louis

Threats with these storms would be damaging winds, large hail, and an isolated tornado can not be ruled out.

Much of the day Tuesday will be warm and windy with south winds at 20 to 25 miles per hour and gusting along with high temperatures in the mid to upper seventies.

Heavy rain, lightning, strong winds and hail will all be possible with these thunderstorms. A wind advisory is in effect for much of Middle Tennessee because wind gusts could reach 40 miles per hour.

The Storm Prediction Center has elevated us to the "Moderate" category for severe weather through the end of the day. We will continue monitoring for severe weather east of I-65 during the overnight, but it appears instability will decrease dramatically during the overnight and toward the east.

The cold front will sweep across the southeast Tuesday through Wednesday, arriving in Middle Georgia early Wednesday morning. The cluster of storms will move closer to our area by later this afternoon, but some models show this cluster weakening. "SPC says: ".a risk of tornadoes (some strong) and large hail from northwest AR/western MS into parts of southern IL/IN and western KY.

Sunny skies return Wednesday and cooler with highs in the mid-60s. Temperatures have already warmed up into the lower 70s as highs will make a run for the upper 70s by the afternoon.

Storms will move through in two rounds Tuesday, but scattered rain could fall through the entire day. No severe weather is expected with this system.



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