Heavy Rain and Severe Storms, Later Today Thru Tomorrow
What a warm start to your Wednesday, with lows in the upper 50s and low 60s, this morning! The warm startup will help to add higher dew points and temperatures to a very dynamic spring-like storm system. Southerly, winds will continue to transport moist and warm air into the Southeast, with highs in the lower 70s for most. Most of the heavy rain and strong/severe thunderstorms will hold off until the early evening hours (between 3 and 6 PM), today. This dynamic weather setup has the potential to produce widespread severe weather across the area. Most storm systems during the winter lack instability/unstable air, but not this storm system. We’re expecting CAPE indices to reach over 1000 J/Kg, which just means we will have plenty of unstable air for this storm system to work with. Wind shear will also help to organize the storms and a couple tornadoes can’t be ruled out, late this evening thru tomorrow. We will have several waves of storms today that will also bring heavy rainfall with them. Most of you will receive between 3 and 4 inches of rainfall between today and Thursday night. Needless to say, this has the potential to cause flash flooding in some areas. The best chance of severe weather will be from about 5 AM thru 9 AM for our area. Damaging winds winds will be the main threat but isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out. Stay Weather Alert Tonight and Tomorrow!