Dallas To Memphis At Greatest Risk For Tornadoes Tuesday

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

AccuWeather.com reports severe storms, some capable of producing tornadoes, will threaten communities across northern and eastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, northwestern Louisiana and Arkansas on Tuesday.

The severe weather will ignite as a storm system over the central Plains slowly crawls to the east. The most violent thunderstorms will erupt during the afternoon hours, during peak daytime heating.

Dallas, Shreveport, Little Rock and Memphis are among the cities that lie within the area of greatest severe storm and tornado risk.

With plenty of humid air to work with, some of the thunderstorms will develop into long-lived super cell thunderstorms. These types of storms are notorious for spawning very large hail and long-tracking tornadoes such as the Moore, Okla., tornado that touched down on Monday afternoon.

"The atmosphere is prime for tornadoes from northern Texas to Arkansas," AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity said. "The setup is the same as yesterday [Monday], but just farther south."

Threats with the strongest storms will include golf ball-sized hail and larger and damaging wind gusts of 70 mph and higher. Strong winds can bring down trees and power lines which could lead to power outages.

Severe thunderstorms will also reach portions of the Ohio Valley to western New York state this afternoon and evening. The most widespread concerns with storms in this region are damaging wind gusts and large hail.

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