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Winter Weather System Prompts Multiple Weather Advisories

Tornado Warnings Active in Multiple States....
Posted: 7:03 PM, Jan 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-10 19:04:01-05
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A Winter Weather System is currently causing an outbreak of severe thunderstorms this evening-- that will last into early Sunday morning for parts of the US. This system, accompanied by a sharp southward plunging jet stream will give way to the instability needed to create widespread severe weather. Widespread damaging winds-- sustained at 60+ mph area possible as this system moves eastward. Tornadoes, some of which may be strong, are also possible with this system.

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Multiple severe thunderstorms have already left a trail of damage from Missouri to Texas. We've also been tracking several tornado warnings near between Austin and Dallas; there has also been tornado warnings near Fort Smith, Arkansas. At this hour no tornadoes have been confirmed.

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As we push into the weekend, strong southerly flow will advect warm air into our area, and a couple of location will come close to breaking record highs. I expect things to stay relatively dry for most of the game Saturday, but a few isolated showers are not out of the question late Saturday.

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Early Sunday morning, a version of this line of storms will build into the area. While weaker, there will still be the potential for some gusty winds-- 40 to 60 mph. Things should clear out by lunchtime, with temperatures falling through the evening.