Possible Severe Weather Outbreak Today
Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy a Friday (Good Friday for that manner), it looks like the southeastern U.S. will be in the danger zone for severe weather. This time the bull’s eye is right over Atlanta, GA.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued a Public Severe Weather Outlook for today’s threat of the strong storms.
Here’s my favorite part:
THE COMBINATION OF STRENGTHENING WINDS AND INCREASING MOISTURE WILL
CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ROTATING
THUNDERSTORMS CALLED SUPERCELLS AS DAYTIME HEATING FURTHER
DESTABILIZES PARTS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES LATER TODAY.
THE EXPECTED INTENSITY OF THE STORMS…AND THEIR LIKELY
LONGEVITY…SUGGESTS THAT SOME COULD YIELD STRONG TORNADOES…IN
ADDITION TO VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.
MOST OF THE SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING…BUT ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS MAY PERSIST
THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY IN THE CAROLINAS.
This will be interesting to watch as the storms develop this afternoon.
When the severe weather strikes the Atlanta metro area, one of the best places to watch the action is on our local Channel 2 news team. They tend to have the best live camera angles of the weather, Glenn Burns has the knowledge and experience when it comes to presenting the material, and Channel 2 also has a really cool 3D weather model software. This model can show you what it’s like inside of the storm and you can see where the hail is most likely located along which areas will see the most intense rainfall and high winds.
For those of you living in the southeast, be careful and keep and eye on the skies for nasty looking weather.