Happy Easter, everyone! On this special holiday we find ourselves tracking the potential for severe thunderstorms late today into the wee hours of Monday. This action comes along and ahead of a potent low pressure rolling from the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley.
Let’s start this off with the very latest Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…
Here’s a rough outline of how the day may play out:
- Scattered showers and a few storms will be around this morning into early this afternoon.
- As a warm front lifts northward, showers and storms will lift north-northeast with it this afternoon. A few of those could be strong or severe.
- As the warm and moist air presses in from the southwest, we will be watching for a line of thunderstorms to develop across western Tennessee and western Kentucky by evening.
- That line races east across the state with the potential to produce severe weather.
- Additional strong or severe storms may try to fire up after that as our low zips through.
- Storms will also produce torrential rains that can cause flash flooding issues in any one location across the state.
- High winds are also a good bet, even without true severe storms. Wind gusts of 50mph or greater may cause issues from this evening into early Monday.
I will have another update later today, so check back. I leave you with your storm trackers…
Possible Watch Areas
Have a good one and take care.