Provided by Mary Jones, GOHSEP Director
The threat of severe weather will return to the region to start off the weekend as a powerful storm system will move east of the Rockies towards the area, with a strong cold front tracking into our forecast area by Friday evening, and possibly lingering into the early hours of Saturday morning before moving east of the Mississippi River. Severe thunderstorms are possible Friday into early Saturday.
Timing and Overview:
Although some scattered thunderstorms may develop Friday afternoon, it appears that the main threat of severe storms will occur during the evening hours, and possibly continue well into the overnight hours.
Impacts: Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes all appear to be possible threats at this time. Additional impacts include heavy rainfall and flash flooding with widespread 1-2 inches of rainfall and isolated higher amounts possible.