Severe weather potential today
Posted on April 1, 2012 at 8:59 AM
Showers and storms are moving through the area this morning with an early morning MCS (mesoscale convective complex). Not expecting severe weather with these storms…just frequent lightning, small hail and heavy rain.
Later today through tonight will be our greatest potential for severe weather. The entire area is under a slight risk for severe weather.
The Storm Prediction Center just upgraded the risks for our area.
The highest tornado threat (5%) is for counties north and east and this does include the metro. Everyone else is under a 2% risk for tornadoes. We will have to keep an eye out on several storms this afternoon and evening.
Damaging winds are also a main threat with any storm development.
We are also in a “hatched” area for hail. This means that significant hail is possible with up to 2” in diameter.
I think there will be a big range in our temperatures today. Cooler in the 70s northeast (with the rain) and 80s possible south and west.