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.
STORMY SUNSET - Check out this view from one of our field correspondents from Texas Saturday evening. Severe weathe… https://t.co/kfYovvfmgh4 hours ago by WeatherNation
SCARY TIMELAPSE - Here's another view of what appears to be a funnel cloud moving over Cleveland, TN.… https://t.co/tPkh2Q9Ikl6 hours ago by WeatherNation
Strong thunderstorms continue to push through parts of the south and through the Tennessee Valley region this Satur… https://t.co/L25gVaxA4G6 hours ago by WeatherNation
DAMAGING WINDS - Winds tear through Waynesburg, KY and destroy a barn early Saturday evening. The severe threat co… https://t.co/IuqjKUqb9A7 hours ago by WeatherNation
Concerning the two areas under a severe thunderstorm watch, here are the hour-by-hour forecasts through tonight. Or… https://t.co/vuprUWjqi38 hours ago by WeatherNation
Winter Weather Advisories are up for many areas in the western U.S., as another wave of snow blankets the region. S… https://t.co/iNgs8E8DFk9 hours ago by WeatherNation