Saturday Severe Weather Threat

The severe threat for Saturday is still very substantial as very powerful storm system to our west moves in late tonight and into tomorrow. Please stay alert for possible watches which means conditions are favorable for severe weather to develop. Then warnings might be issued meaning severe weather has been spotted by trained spotters or on Doppler radar.

The Storm Prediction Center has already put us under a slight risk for severe storms Saturday.


There will be plenty of wind shear and enough CAPE that we will likely see some kind of watch issued for the region. Then there will likely be some warnings Saturday morning, including possible tornado warnings due to the amount of shear that will be present.

                              Shear                                                                   CAPE


Here’s the model time line of when the line of storms moves in.

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