Isolated Severe Weather Chances into this Weekend
Severe weather chances this weekend will be lower and coverage will be more isolated when compared to the last several weeks. Nonetheless, there are still a few areas to watch. Through this evening, there is a marginal threat for severe thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest. A weak system drifting through the region will likely produce isolated severe thunderstorms this evening.
Flooding rains are a concern in portions of the South and Southeast. Rich moisture feeding in from the Gulf of Mexico will ride along a front, squeezing out heavy rainfall. A few thunderstorms may produce as much as 4″ through this weekend, especially near New Orleans, around the Florida Panhandle, and in South Florida.
On Saturday, the Western Great Lakes may see a few severe thunderstorms. A marginal risk for severe weather has been posted by the Storm Prediction Center. The same low pressure center moving into the Upper Midwest this afternoon will shift eastward for Saturday, creating isolated severe cells.
On Sunday, the storm system riding through the northern tier of the nation will slide into the Ohio Valley and Eastern Great Lakes. A marginal severe weather chance continues in the region. Large hail and strong wind gusts are the biggest concern.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels