Top Weather Stories for Tuesday October 10, 2017
TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA
Ophelia is still a tropical storm, but will likely become a hurricane in the next 48 hours. Right now there are no hazards to land with this system.
CALIFORNIA WILD FIRES
Elevated fire danger will continue for California Tuesday and Wednesday. This means low humidity and breezy winds are not going anywhere in the short term forecast. Plus, there are no rain chances over the next few days to help provide some relief.
HEAVY RAIN IN THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO VALLEYS
An area of low pressure moving through the Central Plains will bring rain (at times heavy rain) to parts of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The current track of this low pressure system means that the rain will become more widespread for the Mid-Atlantic states and parts of the Northeast by Wednesday and Thursday.
BIG DROP IN THE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MIDDLE SECTION OF THE U.S. TUESDAY
A strong trough and associated surface cold front continue to sweep across the central U.S. Tuesday. Afternoon highs will range from 15-25° below average for a large portion of the country’s midsection.
Kansas City will not even get into the 50s for highs this afternoon!