Daily Archives: 9 April, 2008

Southern Plains, Ozarks in crosshairs again

Don’t be surprised if there’s a tornado outbreak today or Thursday in neighboring states.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of Oklahoma and Texas – stretching from south of Oklahoma City through the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex – in a moderate risk for severe weather. A slight risk area includes portions of southern and southeast Kansas, but forecasters say small hail is perhaps the most serious local threat.

The SPC has already placed virtually all of Arkansas, most of Missouri and slices of Texas, Mississippi, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee under a moderate risk for severe weather for Thursday. Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist for the SPC, said it’s quite possible some portion of that region could be placed under a high risk.

That’s the equivalent of a bullseye.

Little Rock and Memphis have already been hit by tornadoes this year, and they’ll need to be alert again on Thursday.