Posted: 11:44 am Sunday, March 18th, 2018
By Kirk Mellish
A strong and complex low pressure system and associated warm and cold fronts will be moving across the Southeast states Monday into Tuesday. Rain is likely at times, there will be lulls in the rain for dry hours.
Scattered thunderstorms are also expected late afternoon, with a squall line possible overnight. Colder weather will follow by mid week with a light freeze in some areas.
A risk of damaging winds, hail, dangerous lightning and possibly a tornado is ESTIMATED to be 4pm to midnight, give or take a couple hours.
***KEEP IN MIND… there is nothing unprecedented about this weather risk, systems like this are common here in the spring, just be prepared in case. Not everyone will get a severe storm***
Listen for updates on WSB radio throughout the day and night.
In a “best case scenario”, the warm front will stay south of us and the “wedge” will keep the air mass stable enough to avoid the worst storms. Cross your fingers. The cloudiest/coolest areas will have the least threat.
SURFACE WEATHER CHART MONDAY AFTERNOON:
SURFACE WEATHER CHART MONDAY LATE AFTERNOON:
SURFACE WEATHER CHART MONDAY EVENING:
24 HOUR AVERAGE RAINFALL ESTIMATE:
SEVERE WEATHER RISK LEVELS MONDAY:
In your safe place, be sure you have a helmet for everyone to wear not just children, it’s also good for everyone to have a portable air horn to get the attention of first responders if you need help. Also wear hard sole shoes (you don’t want to walk over a tornado debris field in tennis shoes, slippers, flip-flops or bare feet).
Another severe weather risk looks to come around March 26th give or take a day.
Another period to watch for possible severe weather will be 4/4-4/17.
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