Good morning, everyone! In today’s post, we will go into detail on what to expect for the soon-to-come severe weather event!
Today, strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible this evening and overnight. Our main concerns will be damaging winds, heavy downpours, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for our area, as wind gusts may reach 40 to over 50 miles per hour ahead of a cold front overnight. Make sure any furniture or decor outside are safe and secure for the night.
As for precipitation totals, we are looking at up to 1 inch of rainfall, with locally higher values. This will bring about the threat for localized flash flooding in low-lying areas, so be cautious when on the roads.
There is a chance of isolated tornadoes forming, though this will depend largely on the amount of sunlight that we get after the first round of showers to supply the atmosphere with the right amount of instability.
Make sure you stay weather aware throughout the day, especially as we get closer to the evening and overnight hours!