Stormy Night

I'm keeping an eye on the radar tonight as a strong cold brings the potential for some severe storms.

It has been an active weather day across the Ohio Valley as a powerful cold front plows into some warm, unstable air. So far, there have already been a few hundred severe weather reports attributed directly to this front and the thunderstorms it has helped to spawn. As this front moves eastward, our storm threat will increase through the evening and the night.

Right now, it appears the main line of storms will weaken slightly as it crosses the mountains. That being said, any storms that develop will have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts. In the upper levels, the winds are very strong and sometimes the storms can transfer these down to the surface. That's my main concern with any storms that develop here tonight. Our best chance for severe storms will be the late evening and the first part of Monday night. By Tuesday morning, we will see a few lingering showers, but some sunshine for later in the afternoon.

With this threat for severe weather coming at night when folks are sleeping, if you have a NOAA Weather Radio make sure it's switched on tonight in case things get rough.


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