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Coast to Coast Severe Threat

28 Sep 2019, 8:16 am

The weather remains very active from coast to coast, and today, the severe weather threat will be in three separate areas of the country.

The biggest threat for severe storms will be in the central part of the US where we can expect anything from tornadoes to large hail and damaging winds.

For a second day in a row, we will see widely scattered storms firing up as a cold front sweeps through the northeast.

Some of the storms have the potential to be accompanied by damaging wind gusts, and the timing for these storms will be this afternoon with the threat diminishing by later this evening.

From the lower Mississippi Valley to the southern High Plains, we will see an increase in the amount of storms developing this afternoon and into the evening.

There’s plenty of moisture to go along with any storms that form so especially for those in the Slight Risk area, flash flooding will also be possible from heavy downpours.

There’s an increased threat that any severe storms that form could rotate and produce a tornado or two, so make sure you have a way to get warnings if you are in this area.

The third place we could see severe storms develop today is in Wyoming, where they will be more isolated in nature.

The biggest threat with these storms will be large hail and damaging winds, but we also will have a flash flooding risk with any storms that form.

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Meredith is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist as designated by the American Meteorological Society.  She was born and raised in Cleveland but has worked from coast to coast covering almost every type of weather.  Meredith is a weather, space, and STEM journalist and has been live out in the field during destructive tropical storms on the Gulf Coast of Florida, raging wildfires in Southern Cali... Load Morefornia, and covered the wreckage from tornadoes in the Great Plains. In 2009, she reported on the damaging hail storm during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and in 2017, the historic California winter storms that produced record rain totals and devastating flash flooding.  Prior to joining WeatherNation, Meredith worked at KEYT/KKFX in Santa Barbara, CA, KOTA-TV in Rapid City, SD, WWSB-TV in Sarasota, FL, and began her career as an intern at WGN-TV in Chicago.  She was Santa Barbara's "Favorite Weathercaster of the Year" in 2016 and the Community Partner of the Year in 2017 for her volunteer work with Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties and awarded with the 2018 Valparaiso University Alumni Association First Decade Achievement Award. Meredith is the current chair of the American Meteorological Society's Station Scientist Committee, which focuses on raising greater awareness & outreach when it comes to science education for viewers.  She's also an accomplished journalist, producing weather and science stories including rocket launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the new GOES-16 satellite and it's impacts on weather forecasting.  Meredith was personally invited by NASA's Johnson Space Center to interview astronauts on the International Space Station and was the only meteorologist in the nation to do an exclusive report accompanying the GOES-West satellite from Colorado to Florida, reporting on and covering it's launch in 2018.  Meredith's also worked on features that took her paragliding along the coast, white water rafting in Northern California, learning to surf in the Pacific Ocean, and how to be an aerial photographer while flying a single engine plane! Say hi on Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn!

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