Daily Archives: April 11, 2020

Time posted: 2:49 pm

Easter Sunday Severe Weather Update

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a fairly nice day across the Commonwealth, but the severe weather threat continues for Easter Sunday and Sunday night. There’s a lot of the country in the line of fire for a healthy outbreak of severe storms and that includes parts of our region.

The Storm Prediction Center continues to pull the risk areas farther north with each update. The entire state is now in the Slight Risk with an Enhanced Risk across the west and south…

I still think that can get pulled a little more north in future updates.

Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible. Storms may also put down enough rain for local flash flood issues to develop.

A few clusters of storms will lift northward early on Easter. That will be ahead of warm and unstable air pressing in. That’s when we watch for a couple lines of storms to develop to our west and southwest. That action rolls northeastward across the sate Sunday evening into Sunday night. That’s our greatest severe weather threat.

You can see all this on the future radar from the Hi Res NAM…

The wind gust forecast from that run…

Before all that mess gets here, a couple of scattered showers and thunderstorms will work across the state from west to east this evening. Here’s regional radar to help you out….

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:07 am

All Eyes On The Sunday Severe Threat

Good Saturday, everyone. After a frigid beginning to the day, our focus is all about the potential for severe storms and heavy rains for Easter Sunday. That’s when a strengthening low pressure rolls from the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley.

Let’s begin with today and look ahead. After a below freezing morning, temps recover into the upper 50s to low 60s this afternoon. A mix of sun and clouds will be noted and I can’t rule out a few showers this evening….

Easter Sunday will feature a major storm system working from the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. This will have accumulating snow behind it and a major severe weather outbreak ahead of it. The greatest potential is just to our south, but the severe weather risk gets deep into our region. Here’s the latest Sunday Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible. Storms may also put down enough rain for local flash flood issues to develop.

Here’s how the Hi Res NAM sees the Sunday setup…

Check out the wind gusts showing up on Sunday and Sunday night…

Hi Res NAM

I will have another update later today, so check back. Have a great Saturday and take care.

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