Today’s Severe Threat: From D.C. To Louisiana
Another nasty day of severe weather is looming from the mid-Atlantic stretching into the deep South, with widespread damaging winds, hail and tornadoes likely for a wide geographical area.
Tornado Watches are out for parts of Kentucky and Tennessee until 9pm CDT, and more will likely be added as the afternoon and evening wear on. Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland could see storms, with the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) putting both cities in a 5 percent risk zone for seeing a tornado on Friday afternoon. But the greatest risk will fall for Nashville, Tennessee and Bowling Green, Kentucky, two areas that are in a 10 percent risk on Friday as defined by the SPC.
Flooding will also continue to be a major concern, particularly in the Ohio River Valley and in Louisville, Kentucky, where 5.62″ of rain has fallen since Thursday morning at 10am CDT, leading to widespread flooding in the city. More rain – possibly as much as another 2-4″ – could exacerbate existing concerns.
If you are in any of these areas that could encounter flooding and/or severe weather, please be weather aware and stay with us at WeatherNationTV.com and on WeatherNation TV.
Meteorologist Chris Bianchi