Good evening, folks. It’s full steam ahead toward a very stormy and windy system moving in for Friday and Saturday. This brings another severe weather threat and high wind threat to the region. Oh, and next week comes another big threat.

The Storm Prediction Center has a Marginal Risk to Enhanced Risk across the state…

Here’s a breakdown of how things shake out:

  • Scattered showers and storms sweep eastward late Thursday night into Friday. A few could be strong.
  • A line of strong to severe storms then works from west to east from late Friday evening through the wee hours of Saturday.
  • Damaging wind is the primary threat from these storms.
  • There’s also a low-end tornado risk in the west, especially.
  • Local high water issues are also a concern, though not a great one.
  • Saturday will likely feature another round of high winds with sunshine. Wind gusts of 50mph-60mph will be possible as low pressure strengthens to our north and northeast.
  • Chilly air comes into play with readings dropping through the day.

Check out those wind gusts coming from the GFS…

The setup for the first half of next week is one that can bring rounds of strong to severe storms into the region from Monday through Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center is already highlighting the region for severe weather on Tuesday…

It’s a stormy setup, folks.

Enjoy the rest of the day and take care.