A complex storm system is expected to bring an elevated threat for severe weather across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys into Thursday night, including the risk for tornadoes.
This comes amid the ongoing cleanup efforts after deadly tornadoes swept through the Nashville metropolitan area less than two weeks ago.
Warm and humid air building in from the Gulf of Mexico will set the stage for severe thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon and into Thursday night from Little Rock, Arkansas; to Cape Girardeau and St. Louis, Missouri; and eastward into Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee.
The initiation of showers and thunderstorms will likely focus along a warm front draped across eastern Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky beginning early in the afternoon.
All modes of severe weather will be possible as