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Jul 23, 2013 10:04 AM by Stephen Bowers

Severe weather possible along Ohio & Miss. Rivers

The Storm Prediction Center, the branch of the National Weather Service responsible for forecasting large scale severe weather conditions, says severe thunderstorms are possible today for the Ohio River Valley, along part of the Mississippi River Valley, and areas in between. 

Specifically, the slight risk for severe weather, includes southern Ohio, much of Kentucky and Tennessee, southern Indiana and Illinois, northern Mississippi and Alabama, and much of Arkansas, Missouri, and eastern Kansas.

The Storm Prediction Center says the primary threat is for wind and hail, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Severe thunderstorms are defined by the National Weather Service as thunderstorms that produce winds over 58 mph, hail 1" in diameter or larger, a tornado, or any combination of those things. Thunderstorms do not have to meet the criteria to be considered severe to produce damage.

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