DALLAS – The Latest on severe weather in the central and southern parts of the United States: (all times are local):
Unsettled weather is moving from the southern Plains into parts of the South and the lower Ohio Valley, but forecasters say that the storms should not be as bad as expected.
The Storm Prediction Center said instability by means of the Mississippi Valley, on Thursday, not as big as expected. In a morning update, players rolled a relatively ominous outlook and said that, although some of the tornadoes could occur, the probability of the various twisters was low.
The biggest chance of severe storms is expected in an area spread over the east of St. Louis to Indianapolis and Cincinnati and south to Nashville, Tennessee. Other storms could occur from Ohio to the Gulf Coast.
This week’s storms contributed to the death of three storm chasers in West Texas, two children struck by a downed power line in Fort Worth, Texas, and a truck driver whose rig was blown off of a highway in El Reno, Oklahoma.
The Mississippi Valley is in the extreme weather conditions of the bull’s-eye as a storm system, with at least six deaths moved to the Dixie Alley.
The Storm Prediction Center warns that the north of Mississippi and west Tennessee on Thursday will be a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms, one of the National Weather Service of the most elevated risks.
That is if a cold front moves slowly across the Mississippi Valley, triggering thunderstorms as early as noon. The upper air conditions, increase the risks of tornadoes and hailstorms.
The storm system has already led to the traffic death of three storm chasers in West Texas and two children, who was struck by a downed power line during the play in Fort Worth, Texas. A truck driver was killed when a strong wind blew his rig on Interstate 40 in El Reno, Oklahoma.