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Barry Weakens, but Inland Threats Continue

Barry was downgraded to a Post-Tropical Cyclone on Monday afternoon. Although Barry no longer has tropical characteristics, the remnant system will poses a threat for heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Barry made landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane on Saturday, July 13th. At it's strongest point, winds were near 75 mph and…

Jul 17, 2019
Upper Midwest Severe Thunderstorm Threat Continues

Severe thunderstorms and flooding rains have been occurring in the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains the last few days and more adverse weather is ahead. Large hail, damaging wind gusts, and isolated tornadoes are possible today (Wednesday). Warm temperatures and high humidity will lead to strong instability in the afternoon and evening. This will fuel…

Jul 17, 2019
Blast of Summer's Heat in the Southwest, Plains and East

With the calendar showing its the middle of July, it's no surprise we have another extra blast of summer's heat being felt in parts of the nation. Heat alerts span from coast to coast. A dome of high pressure was centered over the Four Corners on Tuesday, pushing temperatures well over 110°.  For some, it…

Jul 16, 2019
Severe Chances for the Northern and Central High Plains Tuesday

Strong mid-level winds out of the Southwest will lead to the chance for strong to severe storms today across the Plains.  Hail and damaging winds are the main weather risk, but an isolated tornado can't be ruled out.  Here is the very latest. Severe Outlook Anywhere from Montana to Iowa could see some severe storms…

Jul 16, 2019
Severe Storms Continue for the Northern Plains

A storm system continues to move slowly through the Northern and High Plains. Storms may produce damaging wind gusts, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. The threat of severe weather will ramp up again this afternoon (Monday) thanks to building heat and instability. The instability looks to be strongest in Nebraska and Minnesota. This will support…

Jul 15, 2019
BREAKING: Barry Makes Landfall in Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry has made landfall in Louisiana near Intracoastal City, Louisiana - south of Lafayette- according to the latest information from the National Hurricane Center. Barry's landfall wasa  *very* slow process, due to the slow movement of the storm. It officially was noted as having made landfall as of the 1pm CT update from…

Jul 13, 2019
BREAKING: Barry Becomes a Hurricane

UPDATE: As of the 1pm CT advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Barry has officially made landfall, only briefly after becoming a hurricane. At it's peak intensity early Saturday, the maximum winds were  75 mph, making it just over the threshold to be called a hurricane. Winds over 73 mph is considered hurricane strength. Barry…

Jul 13, 2019
This Weekend's Severe Storm Threat

A storm system moving through the Northern and High Plains will produced severe weather Friday, and will continue this weekend. A slight risk (a 2 out of 5 on the severe threat scale) is in place for severe weather risks Saturday and Sunday. NORTHERN U.S. Strong wind gusts are the biggest concern throughout the day.…

Jul 13, 2019
Heat Alerts in the South and Southwest

High heat continues to impact the western U.S., expanding to the north and west this weekend. Saturday, the desert areas of California and Arizona will feel sizzling hot temperatures. An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for through Saturday, including Phoenix. High temperatures are expected to hit 110 to 120 degrees. Heat Advisories are in affect for…

Jul 12, 2019