Ohio/Tennessee Valley Tornado Risk

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Tornadoes develop and move east across the Ohio Valley, central Tennessee Valley and into Alabama this afternoon and early evening. Some unusually intense torandoes are possible.

Expanding tornadoes across the Ohio Valley

Discussion: Latest tornado watch valid to 5PM CDT is issued for the central/south-central Ohio Valley. A tornado just missed the NWS facility in Paducah, KY a short time ago. NOAA/SPC indicates several tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes are possible in the watch area this afternoon. Time lines indicate the squall line moves east of Indiana by late afternoon. The severe weather outlook from NOAA/SPC indicates more tornadoes are likely from Indiana/Ohio to Alabama this afternoon and early evening.

Fig. 1: Latest tornado watch (in red) and squall line timing.

Fig. 2: The tornado risk area for this afternoon into early evening is in yellow.