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. Sokman

    I know its 71 today here west of St Louis, & gonna be about 33 Wednesday. No wonder people here are dropping like flies from the flu. But dont worry, I got my shots & vitamin C drops, so I'll be here for a long looooong time

    January 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    Brrrrrr it's cold everywhere.

    January 28, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It was actuall 50 degrees where I live today; grey skies, though.
      What snow we had melted overnight.
      This weather is truly wonky.

      January 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It was 50 degrees where I live today.

      January 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JCFinley

      It is 48 at 7am in the Chicago area going to 60. Tomorrow it will be down to 15. We had a line of thunderstorms go thru at 9pm last night. who knows what next. The weather, you just got to love it and fear it.

      January 29, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. the prophet

    No Government and army can stop the forces of the almighty

    January 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy...we're havin a heatwave, a tropical heatwave...and tomorrow its sposed to hit 60 degrees woohoo!

    January 29, 2013 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rascal Rabble

    rain! rain! go away!
    come back,
    another day!

    January 29, 2013 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. superbole

    Hang in there folks... it's gonna be a bumpy right from now on...

    January 29, 2013 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. Im Icey

    The weather is truly bonkers...80 degrees in the winter...

    January 29, 2013 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Epidi

    Here in eastern PA we had snow & ice today but are expected to get to 60 on Wed. Strange weather patterns for sure.

    January 29, 2013 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. joesmith

    looks like the haarp weather producer in Alaska run by the govern't has been experimenting wildly this winter..too bad our ilustrious media doesn't give the populas the skinny on their activity..why..

    January 29, 2013 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Patrick Lewis

      Please PLEASE say you are kidding.

      January 29, 2013 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. Brad

    Pretty complicated huh?

    January 29, 2013 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sironkia Beach

    Here in St. Petersburg FL, The Sunshine City, at 6:00 AM, it's 66 out and should get to 82 today with nothing but beautiful weather! Appears we'll only drop 14 degrees by Thurs. Back to long wear again.

    January 29, 2013 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
    • irunner

      I also live in Pinellas County and would welcome some cooler weather. The coolest we've had in the last few months is upper 40's overnight a couple times. We are already having allergy problems because of Oak pollen!

      January 29, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. Linda Luttrell

    Sounds like another typical winter week for the South....warm & wet followed by C O L out for those tornadoes!

    January 29, 2013 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. maryanne

    Good luck to those in the path of this predicted nuisance weather. We're experiencing unusually mild weather around Detroit until Thursday, rain, fog and the kitchen sink. Thursday we freeze again.

    January 29, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  14. Garry

    I know it is almost 70 here in Arkansas, just south of Little Rock. Damn strange weather for Jan., but we are watching the radar closely!

    January 29, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Zwei Stein

      I know you're just joking. Radar in Arkansas?

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

      I woke up to 35 here in the low desert of Arizona. Quite a change from 58 yesterday morning. I didn't expect it, the weather man (Charles Barkley) on ABC didn't go into all that. Oh, and I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't have radar either.

      January 29, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Nadine

      Our predicted high today in North FL is 88 degrees F – about 20 degrees too hot! By Thursday, the morning after the front comes over us, the high will be in the mid-60s. It's almost like Spring is already here. We have had an extremely mild winter.

      January 29, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete/Ark

      Lost my garage to the Christmas snow&ice...just had my house reroofed...oh yeah, fun times here in th' Natural State

      January 29, 2013 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete/Ark

      Garry...remember February '99 ?

      January 29, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. israel

    mother nature your drunk go home

    January 29, 2013 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Zwei Stein

      No. It's "I'm drunk!"

      January 29, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
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