Biggest tornado outbreak this year set for the weekend

Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes are a likely possibility this weekend and into next week as we're looking at what could be the biggest severe weather outbreak this year.

This risk for dangerous weather ranges from Texas to Alabama and as far north as South Dakota into parts of the Midwest.

Low pressure and a deep trough in the upper levels of the atmosphere are working east and running into warm, humid air ripe for thunderstorm development.

Saturday:
Severe weather will likely start to occur in the late afternoon and in the evening all the way from Texas to southeast South Dakota and southwest Minnesota. The biggest threats this day are going to be large hail and strong winds with a slight chance for tornadoes.

 

Sunday:
The severe weather threat moves east. Large hail and damaging winds are once again a concern, but tornado chances greatly increase this day. The best chance for tornadoes lies within most of Arkansas as well as parts of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

 

Monday:
Once again, the system moves eastward and so does the threat for severe weather. Tornadoes, wind, and hail are all possibilities. The greatest chance for all three covers most of Mississippi and western Tennessee.

 

Tuesday:
Still a good distance away, but models indicate we'll see a fourth day of severe weather in an area ranging from Mississippi and Alabama all the way up to central Kentucky.

 

This outbreak is happening exactly three years later from the biggest tornado outbreak the country has seen. That tornado outbreak lasted four days, similar to this one, and spawned the now infamous Tuscaloosa tornado that traveled all the way to suburban Birmingham on April 27, 2011.

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