Tracking severe storms and high winds

Good Wednesday to one and all. Our springlike weather pattern is ready to unleash some springlike thunderstorms and high winds. This means the chance of severe weather across parts of the state starting Wednesday evening.

This is all part of a setup that could deliver record high temps and a ton of rain. The new NAM is showing rounds of rain and storms through Saturday morning. Check out the totals through Christmas night:

NAMThat could be enough to cause some high-water problems during that time.

The first round of heavy rain and storms sweeps eastward Wednesday evening into the wee hours of Thursday morning. Some of the storms could be severe, with damaging winds the main threat. With or without storms, wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be possible.

Here’s what you need to track today’s storm potential:

Wednesday’s risk area
Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

Looking farther down the road, colder air sweeps in behind the weekend system by Tuesday, with the models showing a period of winter weather coming later in the week and into the start of the new year. The European Model starts 2016 with this setup:

Euro 2Euro 3Have a great day and take care.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments