National Weather Summary for Wednesday, October 11, 2017
by David Moran, on Oct 11, 2017 9:27:16 AM
No WeatherOps hazards are in effect through Friday.
- Tropical Update
Tropical Storm Ophelia is 785 miles southwest of the Azores and is moving southeastward at 6 mph. A turn to the east-southeast with a reduction in forward speed is expected through Thursday. By Thursday night or Friday, Ophelia will turn toward the east-northeast. Maximum sustained winds are at 65 mph. Additional strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours and Ophelia is expected to become a hurricane Wednesday night or Thursday.
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A Look Ahead
There will be a risk for severe thunderstorms across the Central Plains into the Midwest on Saturday as warm moist air moves northward. An area of low pressure will intensify while tracking northeastward across the Midwest, allowing thunderstorms to increase in intensity and coverage as the cold front moves eastward. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary hazards, but an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out. In addition, there will be a risk for heavy rain. Rainfall amounts in excess of 2 inches will be possible. Flash flooding will be a concern.
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