Tornado Risk for Mississippi, Eastern Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, Louisiana

The severe weather outlook from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center show a risk for severe weather and tornados in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southern Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Northwest Georgia.

The risk is highest for the north half of Mississippi, Eastern Arkansas, Northwest Alabama, and Western Tennessee.

Warm air is forecast in the area with high of 60°F forecast for Metropolis, Illinois, and mid-60’s in Tennessee, and Alabama. The 50’s are forecast for northwest Georgia.



TORNADO OUTLOOK valid January 22, 2012 8:00 a.m. EST to 7:00 p.m. EST.



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Chicagoland will be hit with a little freezing drizzle and a high of about 38°F (Arlington Heights forecasted high).

Today: Areas of drizzle or freezing drizzle between noon and 3pm, then areas of drizzle after 3pm. Areas of fog after noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 38. South southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Rain. Areas of fog. Temperature rising to around 41 by 1am. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 30 by 5pm. Breezy, with a west southwest wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind between 10 and 15 mph.