A classic and potentially historic tornado outbreak is setting up for tomorrow into Saturday for areas from Kentucky southward. Shear, helicity, CAPE, directional turning, dews, and a strong low pressure area are combining to create one of the most potent severe weather setups that I've personally ever seen. Below is quoted from the National Weather Service Office in Nashville's AFD:
"A BIG SEVERE WX OUTBREAK IS EXPECTED FOR MID TN FRIDAY. STRONG LONG TRACK TORNADOES...DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL ARE ALL POSSIBLE. SPC CONTINUES TO POST A MODERATE RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER OVER THE MID STATE. THIS EVENT LOOKS MORE WIDESPREAD AND SUBSTANTIAL THAN THE SEVERE THREAT WE HAD YESTERDAY...PROBABLY THE BIGGEST OUTBREAK OF TORNADOES SINCE APRIL 27, 2011. THIS EVENT COULD BE ONE OF THE GREATER IMPACT EVENTS IN THE PAST FEW YEARS."
Don't see wording like this often at all - and this isn't exaggerated a bit. I'll have to re-evaluate the situation after I get off tomorrow aoa 1900, but at this point, I'm planning on blasting north to around Birmingham to see what I can snag overnight. Points from Indianapolis south to the Gulf, watch out.