The country is in the midst of its second severe weather outbreak in just the past seven days. Sunday evening the rough weather is in the upper Midwest, but a cold front will bring a line of showers and storms our way by Monday night. There are a few differences and a few similarities between our setup for Monday night and the setup that we had about a week ago.
Monday will bring lots of warm and unstable air up the eastern seaboard. Our temperatures will skyrocket into the mid and upper 80s, with a few areas hitting 90° in the afternoon. It will be breezy, with winds coming out of the southwest. This setup is almost identical to what we dealt with last Monday. A cold front will plow into this unstable environment, helping to touch off a few showers and storms beginning Monday evening and Monday night. Unlike last week, the upper level forcing is not going to be as strong. This will limit how intense any storms are able to become. That being said, an isolated severe storm isn't out of the question, especially during the late-night hours. The main threat with any storms that form will be the damaging wind potential. We will keep a close eye on this storm as it travels across the country and post updates to www.cvilleweather.com regularly, so check back throughout the day on Monday!
Even though this won't be a significant severe weather outbreak for us, it will be the second time in a week we've had a severe threat coming during the overnight hours. This hammers home the importance of having something like a NOAA Weather Radio or weather text alerts sent to your phone (a service you can get from the Newsplex).