This years forecast from CSU calls for 2020 to be a rather active season. This includes a forecast for 16 named tropical storms, 8 of them becoming hurricanes, and four of those storms reaching the destructive “major” hurricane category.
A cold front to our west will roll into the Mid-South around 4 pm and continue producing showers and storms through midnight tonight, starting in Eastern Arkansas and then moving into West Tennessee and North Mississippi.
More than $1 million in disaster loans have been approved by the U. S. Small Business Administration for Tennessee businesses and residents with losses resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding March 3, 2020.
There will be a chance for strong to severe thunderstorms in the Mid-South late Thursday night into early Friday morning. As a cold front pushes into the area, it will interact with a warm, unstable air mass.
On Feb. 5, 2008, we were under the gun here in the Mid-South. There was a huge and deadly tornado outbreak not only for us in the Mid-South but also for much of the southern United States. This outbreak is known as the “Super Tuesday Outbreak."
A strong low-pressure system brought an intense line of rain and storms to parts of the Mid-South early Saturday morning, including damaging wind and the chance reports of isolated tornadoes. We declared Saturday a First Alert Weather Day.
Strong south winds will bring moisture into the region from the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. A potent low-pressure system will push an intense line of rain and storms through Friday night into Saturday morning.
As recovery from Mississippi River flooding continues, some farmers are struggling with the reality of a devastating year. In the middle of harvest, one Mississippi community has a bleak forecast, with nature and politics bringing an unforgiving storm.