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.
Not only did Washington DC set a rain record on Tuesday, it got almost all of this rain (2.63") in a single hour.… https://t.co/dXgLwra54r3 hours ago by WeatherNation
Normally you don't need your umbrella indoors but today, this was not the case. Heavy rainfall struck DC earlier to… https://t.co/IzbpmkPklE4 hours ago by WeatherNation
More severe storms are possible on Wednesday across the heartland. Damaging hail & strong winds will be the main ha… https://t.co/B4LjQji9id5 hours ago by WeatherNation
SCARY SITUATION! The NYC metro area saw some significant flooding of roadways. This driver was stuck along a floode… https://t.co/KQu6hRlhU27 hours ago by WeatherNation
Storms rumbling through the Northeast this evening made for quite the washout for many area roads in major metro ci… https://t.co/7YwFXezCCK9 hours ago by WeatherNation
Its a soggy commute home for many New Yorkers this evening. Flash flooding threat remains for many cities along the… https://t.co/DxAm4OOg9r10 hours ago by WeatherNation