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Top Weather Stories for October 26, 2017

26 Oct 2017, 8:06 am

Here is a look at some of the top weather stories for Thursday.

Winter Weather for Minnesota, Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan

An area of low pressure is pushing through the Northern Plains will bring the chance for snow in Minnesota Thursday afternoon.  The snow chances will increase into Wisconsin and parts of Michigan by Friday.  Some areas could see some heavy snow, especially in northern Wisconsin and the far western UP.

Watching the Tropics

A large area of low pressure over the western Caribbean has a 40% chance for tropical development over the next 5 days.  Even if this system doesn’t become a tropical storm, it will still bring some heavy rain to south Florida.  An isolated threat of flash flooding will be possible through the upcoming weekend.

High Winds for the Northern, Central and Southern Plains

Strong winds are developing for the entire mid section of of the U.S. Thursday.  Wind gusts up to 65 mph will be possible for parts of Montana and the Dakotas.  Further south the winds won’t be as strong, but they still could gust up to 40 mph.  Hold on tight!

Severe Weather Outlook

The severe weather chances will be increasing for parts of Mississippi and Alabama Friday.  The same cold front that brought the cold air and strong winds to the mid section will push into a very humid environment.  Scattered storms could fire up along this front and some of those storms could become severe with large hail and damaging winds.

Keep checking WeatherNation on-air and online for the very latest on today’s top weather stories.


Meteorologist Patrick Crawford


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