Potential for Strong to Severe Storms

Good Wednesday morning WABBLES! We hope everyone’s week is off to a great start. Unfortunately, todays weather might put a damper on things. Lets walk you through what you need to know about the threats associated with the showers and thunderstorms headed our way! Timing For today […]

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We know when it comes to severe weather timing is critical. Expect non-severe rounds of showers throughout early this afternoon. Behind this first round of showers will be gusty winds during the daytime. Then, multiple rounds of severe weather is possible this evening into the overnight hours. The front should start moving in around 7pm, this is where we will start to see the showers and thunderstorms pop up. As of right now, the possibility for severe weather could take place anywhere from 8pm – 1am.

Keep in mind, depending on how fast this storm system continues to move, the timing could be shifted. This wet system should move out of the area by early Thursday morning.

Model Future Radar throughout today (pivotal weather)

SPC Outlook

Looking at current model data and radar, we can see there is line of strong to severe storms sitting along a cold front edging its way into our region. Mid afternoon an upper level system will gradually move into the area due to strong wind shear. The main threats we could see develop is the potential for damaging straight line winds, hail, and isolated embedded tornadoes. Also, stay aware of localized flooding in certain areas.

Safety Graphic

Many of you might be asking what does a 2-4 risk category really mean? There are many different conditions that can occur. If it gets confusing just remember, the greater the threat, the greater risk for severe weather. Read the graphic below for more information and a better understanding of what each categories signifies.

Official Definitions for Severe Thunderstorm Risk Categories (NOAA)

Make sure to following our social media pages to stay up to date with changing weather conditions as this storm continues to evolve. Overall, remain calm and remember to just be prepared and have a plan! Have a great day!