Happy Tuesday, WABBLES folks! Hope that everyone is having an enjoyable week thus far. Though we’ve already had a bit of a rainy weekend, we aren’t quite out of the woods yet when it comes to severe weather. In fact, this evening looks to be our first shot at any actual significant storminess in a while, so make sure to listen up! Don’t be caught unawares when the foul weather moves in tonight!
Today’s Overall Forecast
The majority of our Tuesday looks to be quite comfortable, with temperatures reaching the mid-to-high 60s before the severe weather moves in and brings with it our lows in the high 30s. Gusty winds up to 32 miles an hour could have our morning feeling a bit chillier than expected, especially with the cloudy skies that will carry us through the day. Grab those jackets on your way out the door this morning to combat the cold!
Tonight’s Severe Weather
The first round of our severe weather threat is expected around early evening, sometime between 5 and 7 PM. This system will likely be in the form of multiple waves of precipitation, so as a result, our chance for potentially dangerous storms will last through the night and into the early morning hours on Wednesday. Below is a loop of the HRRR model beginning this afternoon, which predicts what the radar might look like when the weather moves through our area.
In advance of this storm system, the intelligent folks over at the Storm Prediction Center have issued a Marginal Risk (1/5) of dangerous weather for most of the WABBLES area, while Logan County is included in the neighboring Slight Risk (2/5). This is due to the fact that these storms have the potential to produce an array of hazardous threats as they move through our area tonight.
Because we’re located on the northern edge of the severe risk, the main concern for our area will be damaging winds and hail; however, a stray tornado can’t be ruled out just yet. No matter what, it’s ESSENTIAL that you have a way to receive weather alerts as you go about your evening. If you have an NOAA Weather Radio, excellent! If not, your cellphone will work just fine. Make sure your ringer is turned on before you settle down to sleep, and all storm-related warnings should be loud enough to wake you up if required.
As you’re going about your day today, think back on the checklist above and see if there’s anything you can do to fill it out more effectively before the severe weather arrives. Though the chance of a tornado in our area tonight is low, go over where in your home is the safest place for you and your family to shelter in the event a tornado warning were to be issued. Make sure you and your loved ones know what to do in case of an emergency, so that when the time comes no one will feel pressured or panic. But most importantly, stay alert and stay safe!
The Week Ahead
After tonight’s stormy conclusion, the rest of our week will be relatively calm in comparison. Highs in the mid-to-high 40s will dominate after the cold front moves through, with lows lingering around the mid-to-high 20s during the nighttime hours. Sun and occasional clouds will keep it feeling like late November, until we get our next chance at precipitation on Friday night.
That’s all we’ve got for you today, y’all! Please make sure to be weather aware this evening as the severe storms move through, no matter how serious you believe the risk is. It’s always better to be well-prepared than not in case of an emergency. We’ll be covering the system on the wxornotBG Twitter page tonight, and if the situation calls for it, we’ll start a live stream so that everyone can hop in and stay up-to-date on all the latest info as it happens. As always, linked below are our other socials if you feel like checking them out. Other than that, stay safe this evening folks, and we’ll talk to you soon! Bye-bye!