National Weather Service issues Tornado Watch for much of the Ozarks

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Forecasters at the weather service said rain-cooled air may help ease the severe threat - somewhat - over parts of northwest Alabama. There is a high chance that a large amount of sand will be blown onto the roadway as the winds pick up out of the south ahead of the storms.

By 4 p.m. Friday, scattered to widely scattered thunderstorms will be developing.

What time will the weather move in?

Wisconsin Emergency Management, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) again are sponsoring the statewide tornado drills set for Thursday, April 12.

Storms are increasing this morning from the west, bringing a risk for severe weather today across much of Mississippi. There is going to be a big temperature difference between Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon.

In the past 10 years, 55 people died and dozens more were injured in weather-related events in Minnesota.

"Friday should be a great day with some windy conditions", he said. In addition to the heavy snow, strong winds gusting between 40 to 50 miles per hour will bring the possibility of blizzard conditions to west central Minnesota. The remainder of the state will likely be in the upper 30s and low-40s.

In addition to the severe weather threat, the state's southeast half could see up to 6 inches of rain between Friday morning and Saturday evening. If there is any wind, the temperatures could feel more like upper teens to low 20s.

So for the third Sunday in a row, you'll need that winter coat and hat.

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