(ETH) – The South is once again in the crosshairs this weekend for severe weather that is expected to strike parts of the South on Friday, Friday night, and into Saturday morning from parts of Texas and Oklahoma into Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
According to the report from TWC, NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a level 4 out of 5 – “moderate” – risk for severe thunderstorms throughout parts of the South for Friday and Friday night. These more dire risk levels are specifically reserved for when more widespread severe weather outbreaks over a given area are expected.
The report states that a Level 4 “moderate” risk in SPC’s daily severe weather forecasts have only been issued 10 times in the year 2020 and 12 times in the year 2019. However, but in 2021 level 4 or 5 risks have already been issued five times in less than four weeks since mid-March.
Forecasters are predicting widespread damaging thunderstorm winds that are capable of bringing down trees and even damaging some structures, are possible in these areas. The forecasters are warning that some tornadoes are also possible, along with a threat of large hail.