SPC (storm prediction center) has placed a large area under the gun for severe storms on Tuesday. This lies just to the west of our viewing area.
The breakdown of risk has our area in the 5% with 15% in the slight risk zone. SPC has noted that the area of 30% may get upgraded to the year's first MODERATE risk for severe storms. That looks to be just to our south/southwest out our counties at this time. In fact, AR/LA/MS/AL may be looking at a significant tornado outbreak.
The storms will lose some punch as they approach us after midnight Tuesday....but I still feel the wind fields are so impressive with this system that we will have watches/warnings to deal with as we head into the overnight hours. SPC does not have us listed in an outlook at the moment due to the timing of their graphics. But in all reality---in their discussion and our thoughts as well---we are in the zone for severe storms overnight Tuesday.
More on this threat later this morning (Sunrise show is on air 5-8am) today--- and a SnowTALK! will be issued later for what I feel is our best shot of an accumulating snow event this season so far. More to come.