I’m keeping a close eye on the storm system down in Louisiana and Mississippi right now. This system has brought flooding rains and severe storms to Texas already and is doing the same tonight along the Mississippi river. I expect the system to weaken a bit but there will be enough energy left with this that it bears watching for some strong storms. I don’t expect any tornado threat right now unless the triple point track right over us.
The triple point is where the warm front, cold and occluded front all meet closer to the low pressure center. The shear and spin in the atmosphere is maximized here and any organized thunderstorms could begin to rotate. Here’s a quick look at the potential set-up Friday morning and video weather discussion.