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.
Beat the weather– your guide to better sleep this fall: https://t.co/M9c2pWLxoz1 hour ago by WeatherNation
NEW: Some moisture is returning to northern California, but also gusty winds. A winter weather advisory has been is… https://t.co/7tTQIRKbj72 hours ago by WeatherNation
Lots of talk over the last week about Yellowstone and a Super Volcano - what is it, and do we have to worry about i… https://t.co/SoJKobPaeQ3 hours ago by WeatherNation
How convection in the atmosphere fuels storms. The story: https://t.co/6eqHmT2eHj6 hours ago by WeatherNation
Another night of cold temperatures is ahead in the Middle Atlantic with the potential for frost -… https://t.co/toEdEbHz0517 October by WeatherNation