Today has been a rather active one across the Southeastern quadrant of the United States, to be certain. Two PDS Tornado Watches (Particuarly Dangerous Situation) were issued this afternoon, watches which covered vast swaths of territory... from the Gulf Coast, to the southern Appalachians, up the Mississippi into northern Tennesse. Many tornadoes have been reported and confirmed thus far, and it is not unthinkable that the tornadic threat will continue, at least in a limited capacity, as this system pushes east into the Carolinas.
I'm anxious to see the SPC's next Day 1 Convective Outlook, to see whether my hypothesis about the lion's share of the instability/convective potential being limited to the southern and central tiers of the Southern States. There's nothing I love more than to see my area cleared of it's potential. Recent convective trends ahead of the front in Georiga, however, have me a bit unnerved. The radar has literally exploded with scattered showers and thunderstorms, though it appears as though the majority of them are elevated... and therefore unable to tap into the lower-level jet.
Temperatures ahead of the front associated squall line in Alabama are in the middle 60s now, with temperatures falling increasingly the farther to the east of the system one travels. Atlanta is currently at 61-62, Athens is at about 63, and Greenwood (small town, southern piedmont of SC near fall-line) is at around 60. However, in my part of the region, temperatures are in the lower 50s... with Greenville-Spartanburg Int'l reporting a temperature of about 51. Obviously a discrepancy. Hopefully, the "Carolina Wedge" of cool air will prevail, and prevent us from having to contend with violent weather associated pre-frontal supercells and the squall itself.
Time will tell! And here's to hoping, too.