It sure was a chilly start to the day today- we woke up to a balmy 18 degrees and clear skies. It should warm up some by the weekend (relatively speaking, however) at the expense of additional rain. For an area that has already received an abundance of rain in the past month, this isn’t great news. Flooding could be a concern again, mainly in the areas we have already seen have issues.
The run of the GFS above shows two shots of rain by the weekend, one Friday and the other on Saturday. This system moving in on Saturday is one to keep an eye on, however, for severe storm potential. As we transition to Spring and practice tornado safety with the tornado drills we had across the state earlier today, this system seemingly comes right on time! In a few days, we can narrow down the specifics- but the chance for severe weather in the Ohio valley and south seems legit for this weekend.
Here is the NWS SPC’s Day 4-8 outlook for severe weather. Day 4 being Saturday, they highlight a large region across the Midwest and South to show the potential for bad weather. This is something to monitor as Saturday draws closer, especially if you have any Spring Break travel plans across the area. Stay up to date with our blog for more on the severe threat this weekend!