Watching Severe Weather Risk for Tonight/Friday | News
Storms are firing up well to the west in Texas, Arkansas and Missouri today. There is another cluster of storms ahead of that line in central Mississippi and Alabama that contain some heavy rain and lightning. The Alabama storms will stay away from us today. It's the storms in the mid west that we have to watch.
The timing of this brings in just a few scattered showers later tonight. The main area of rain and storms will come in Friday. We will have a few showers in the morning through mid afternoon. The front will push the rain south later on Friday. As the rain comes in, we will have some thunder and lightning. There is a chance that some of these thunderstorms would hit "severe" status. That means winds could be 60mph or greater. We also could see some hail with these and a lot of lightning. The tornado threat is very low.
Mike wrote a great blog yesterday about the ingredients needed for a widespread severe weather outbreak. While the ingredients are there with this system, it looks marginal for everything to come together for a lot of severe weather. Things look the same today. Those ingredients still look the same as they did yesterday.
Check out the maps showing the "slight" risk for severe weather today and tomorrow. Today's risk is well to the north west, and that is for later tonight. Tomorrow's risk is from Atlanta eastward. That's because the system will be pushing east later tomorrow.
The system moves out just in time to give us great weather for the weekend!