Here is a look at the top weather stories for Thursday October 12th, 2017.
Ophelia is still a Category 1 hurricane and slowly moving to the northeast. Right now Ophelia won’t be impacting land, but we will need to see what this system does as it moves towards Ireland.
The dangerous wildfires are still going strong in California. Weather conditions will continue to favor fire development and fire spreading over the next several days. Unfortunately it looks like no rain is in the forecast over the next several days.
HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL
Parts of the Pacific Northwest could see some heavy rain and some heavy snowfall over the next few days. Right now the snowfall should be in the higher elevations of the Northern Rockies and Cascades. The heaviest rain could be setting up into western Oregon where several inches of rainfall will be possible.
SEVERE WEATHER LIKELY SATURDAY
Parts of Kansas, Missouri and Iowa are already under a “SLIGHT” risk of severe weather on Saturday. Large hail and damaging winds will be possible from the Central Plains to the Upper Mississippi Valley for Saturday afternoon and possibly into early Sunday morning.
The time around Christmas looks like it will be colder than average for much of the country and potentially wetter.… https://t.co/FuDnoB9oKv4 hours ago by WeatherNation
https://t.co/7u4oxasPks The stretch of beautiful weather in the northwest is about to end. But some good things will happen.6 hours ago by WeatherNation
Wow. Unbelievable footage shows birds flying away from intense flames seen near Summerland, California as the… https://t.co/W8kMLwslgO6 hours ago by WeatherNation
DRIVE CAREFULLY - Check out this video from Cleveland, Ohio earlier on Thursday. Snow shower chances continue into… https://t.co/n3Su8X7NEX8 hours ago by WeatherNation
The next generation of polar orbiting satellites, specializing in water cycles (floods, droughts, precipitation) an… https://t.co/2bAz70HMP48 hours ago by WeatherNation