National Weather Summary for Friday, April 22, 2016
by David Moran, on Apr 22, 2016 11:43:12 AM
No WeatherOps Hazards are currently in effect, however, strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible on Friday across portions of the Southeast.
Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Across Southeast on Friday
Thunderstorms will continue across portions of the Southeast through the morning hours; frequent lightning and wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour will be the main hazards. Later in the afternoon, another round of thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front in Alabama and northwest Georgia. There will be the potential for some isolated severe thunderstorms.
SPC Marginal Risk Outline
Severe Thunderstorms Possible for Portions of the Plains on Sunday
There will be a potential severe weather threat on Sunday in the Central Plains. A surface low pressure will continue to track across the northern Plains with an attendant dryline boundary extending southward into Kansas and Oklahoma. Moderate instability is forecast to be present in Oklahoma and Kansas, with general agreement between model guidance for storms to form within the threat region during the afternoon and evening hours. The environment will be supportive of large hail and damaging wind gusts, with a couple tornadoes possible in the late afternoon and evening hours.
Sunday's Severe Risk Outline
Severe Thunderstorms Expected Across Southern Plains on Tuesday
The potential for significant severe weather exists for parts of the central and southern Plains on Tuesday. Model guidance is in general agreement that a classic severe weather setup will occur, with a low pressure forming in western Kansas and moderate to high instability pooling ahead of a dryline extending southward into Texas. Scattered to widespread severe storms will be possible within the threat region during the afternoon and evening hours. The environment will support large hail, damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes with any storms that become severe.
Tuesday's Severe Risk Outline