Severe thunderstorms are possible on Friday in the Ohio Valley as a strong low pressure center lifts through the Central Plains. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined an area from the Southern Great Lakes into the Tennessee Valley for the risk of strong winds and isolated tornadoes.
— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) February 22, 2017
A warm front will lift northward through the Great Lakes into Canada, pushing warm and moist air across the region. A line of severe storms will likely develop ahead of the cold front and low in the afternoon and continue through the evening.
Humidity levels will be increasing ahead of the low pressure center. Strong southerly winds will push dew points into the 60s. The storms will be fast moving, so isolated downpours are possible but widespread heavy rainfall is not expected.
An intense low pressure center aloft will dig into the Upper Midwest, supporting severe thunderstorm development. Energy levels will be modest but increasing throughout the day.
Stay tuned to WeatherNation for forecast updates and more specific severe weather information as we approach the end of the week.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels