Watch out for rough weather
Joplin, Missouri, which was devastated by a tornado in May 2011, is in the risk area again Tuesday.
January 28th, 2013
04:39 PM ET

Watch out for rough weather

People in the Mississippi River Valley could be in for some dangerous weather Tuesday, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center warns.

Very cold air surging southeastward will clash with warm, moist air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico; a line of severe thunderstorms is expected to erupt along the cold front that separates the two air masses, CNN meteorologist Sean Morris said.

"This could be a particularly dangerous and deadly event due to the rapid movement of the storms and the tornado threat increasing during the overnight hours, causing people in the storms' paths to be caught unaware," Morris said.

A few of these storms could produce tornadoes across parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Apart from tornadoes, these storms could produce damaging thunderstorm winds that could cause injuries and fatalities, knock down trees and cause widespread power outages and property damage.

Cities included in the moderate risk area, which is the region most likely to experience tornadoes, include:

  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Shreveport and Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Jackson, Mississippi

Cities included in the slight risk area, where damaging thunderstorm winds and isolated tornadoes are possible, include:

  • St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri
  • Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Dallas, Waco and Lufkin, Texas

The severe weather threat will continue into Wednesday across the Southeast, Morris said. The primary threat will be damaging thunderstorm winds and isolated tornadoes. States that could experience severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on Wednesday include:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Robsssss

    These are some of the same areas whose Congressmen held up funding relief for superstorm Sandy – I sure hope they don't need help someday......

    January 29, 2013 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Zwei Stein

      Oh, they'll get the help they need. The Democrats in Congress aren't as vindictive as you or me.

      January 29, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rich 3

    The gov steps in to help.When did you ever hear of the super rich doing the same?The south has been brain washed for generations...

    January 29, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Zwei Stein

      Ain't that the truth.

      January 29, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Alina77

    We had thunderstorm in Wisconsin lust night, now its very worm.. Just very strange weather considering that this is January.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Zwei Stein

      Global warming causing climate change. Can beer be brewed in this sort of weather?

      January 29, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Alina77

      Sure, beer makers motto is :..."Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these 'beer makers" from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" 🙂

      January 29, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Zwei Stein

      Oh..thank God Alina!

      January 29, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • joe

      Ooohhhh!!! I love WORMY LUSTFUL weather!!!!

      January 29, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. Alina77

    So don't take any shots , but its your responsibility that your kids did.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Alina77

    I believe we will have some really crazy spring coming out...Tornadoes probably will start early.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Zwei Stein

      Well, best of luck! You know, I like Wisconsin. When I was a kid we'd go to Devil's Lake and to the Dells. At the lake we used to pull the leeches off our feet and put them in a tin can in the sun. Kinda cruel, but you know kids.

      January 29, 2013 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. Zwei Stein

    So how long, and exactly what has the Pres known about this? And how about Hillary? I smell a cover-up!

    January 29, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Phazon

      Allows not causesquit spreading lies.

      January 29, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. Zwei Stein

    It seems that God does not like the South. He's letting Allah do anything he wants.

    January 29, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. Chuck

    Better take down that sign before the ACLU makes them take it down

    January 29, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. Christian E. Moore

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    January 31, 2013 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
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