A Look at Severe Storm Chances to Start the Week
There are a few areas in the country that may see severe thunderstorms today, although chances are lower and storms will be isolated. Areas of North Florida and the Central and Southern Plains are being monitored for severe thunderstorm development.
A slow moving trough of low pressure and weak dry line will be the focus for severe thunderstorm development this afternoon and evening. Storms will diminish in the overnight.
The Pacific Northwest is also being watched for severe thunderstorms with a marginal risk from the Storm Prediction Center. Tornadoes are unlikely, but isolated storms may have strong winds and large hail.
A cold front moving across the Pacific Northwest will produce thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. Storms will weaken and shift east of the region late tonight.
The risk for severe thunderstorms shifts into the Upper Midwest through the middle of the week. There is a slight risk for severe storms on Tuesday in South Dakota and Nebraska. As the cold front moves eastward, the threat Wednesday stretches from Wisconsin to Kansas.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels