Things might be getting pretty busy pretty soon. Thunderstorms are forming over north-central MS and moving rapidly toward the east-northeast. Several of these already exhibit weak shear. It looks like we are ready to collect data.
These storms are moving into a band of fairly strong temperature contrast. This would normally favor low-level rotation and possible tornadoes, but at some point they move into air too cool to support them. Studying these sorts of environmental effects are a big reason for VORTEX-SE.