|The Weather Prediction Center's Short Term Forecast for Wednesday Evening|
|GFS 2-meter Dewpoints and 10-meter Wind Speed/Direction valid Thursday Morning|
|GFS 700 mb (10,000') Relative Humidity valid Thursday Morning|
|GFS Lifted Index (an indicator of instability in the atmosphere) valid Thursday at noon|
|GFS 925-mb Wind Speed/Direction valid Thursday at Noon|
One thing that is fairly uncertain at this time is where and when the line of storms will fire. This plays a big role in whether or not we experience severe weather in the Mid-South. If storms are able to get going, they will likely be forming in the early afternoon just to our west. Thus, the best opportunity for severe weather in the Memphis metro will likely be during the afternoon hours, when we are also at peak heating for the day (lower 70s temps) and instability is theoretically maximized.
|The Storm Prediction Center Day 3 Probabilistic Outlook for Severe Weather|
Be sure to check out our daily blogs this week that contain severe weather safety information. It's also a good time to activate StormWatch+ on your mobile phones, which you will find in the MemphisWeather.net mobile app for Android and iPhone/iPad. For Severe Weather Awareness Week, the StormWatch+ upgrade (which basically puts a highly-precise weather radio in your pocket/purse) is 25% off! Download it, set it up for the locations you care about, and get some peace of mind when severe weather threatens!
Finally, our SWAW webpage has a listing of the awesome giveaways MWN and our key partners are doing this week, including a ride along on a storm chase with Mid-South Storm Chasers and a free underground storm shelter from Take Cover Storm Shelters! Be sure to check it out, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates, and tell your family and friends in the area where they can go for the only severe weather nowcasting service in the Mid-South!
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