All Weather News

Isolated Storm Threat for the Midwest Wednesday

14 Oct 2020, 9:18 am

An upper-level wave moving into the Midwest will bring a chance for some isolated strong storms across portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin today.

Wednesday Severe Outlook

This isolated area that brings the potential for strong to severe storms may send in some stronger to possibly damaging winds gusts near the surface cold front that pushes through.  Since the atmosphere is fairly stable with cool air and there is limited CAPE (convective available potential energy) this will be a fairly conditional threat.  Most of these areas won’t even see a severe storm as the risk will be very isolated.

Severe Risks

The greatest threat for strong to severe storms will be during peak afternoon heating as our surface front progresses eastwards towards the Great Lakes.  Severe winds are classified as wind speeds of 58 mph or greater.  Right now, it looks like today’s storms could come very close to that mark.


The timing for today’s storms will be during the afternoon and early evening hours.  Keep tuning-in to WeatherNation for more updates on today’s severe weather risk.



About the author
Patrick Crawford has always been a huge weather buff! He grew up in Plano, Texas, and it was there that he experienced what Mother Nature was capable of doing. He would always turn on the television to see what local meteorologists were saying about the weather. That's when he realized he wanted to be a meteorologist. Patrick graduated from Northern Illinois University (’04) with a degree in ... Load MoreMeteorology and a double minor in Mathematics and Geography. Broadcast Meteorology has been great to him and he has been able to work in television markets all across the country. Some of his stops have included New Orleans, Green Bay and even Yuma, Arizona. He is so excited to be part of the WeatherNation team. He has been awarded the prestigious CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) weather seal from the American Meteorological Society. Feel free to catch up with Patrick Crawford on his Facebook and on Twitter pages.