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Severe Weather Potential into Memorial Day Weekend

25 May 2017, 4:23 pm

[Courtney, NC Wednesday Image Credit: adam5315/Instagram]

The focus for severe thunderstorms will shift back into the Plains for the next several days through the holiday weekend. The risk area tonight is centered in the Front Range and High Plains, where a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued in portions of Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado.

Damaging wind gusts greater than 60 mph are the biggest concern through the rest of this afternoon into tonight. Isolated storms may contain large hail greater than an inch in diameter. In addition, there is a marginal risk for severe weather along the Mid Atlantic coast.

A low pressure center and cold front are moving across the Front Range. They will be the focus for severe thunderstorm development this evening. Storms will likely diminish overnight as surface instability diminishes.

On Friday, the same areas in the Front Range and High Plains will see the potential for severe weather. A slight risk for severe thunderstorms has been posted from the Storm Prediction Center. The area extends through the Central Plains  and Tennessee Valley back into the Mid Atlantic for Saturday.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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