Severe Weather Possible Tonight

December 26th, 2012 at 9:54 am by under Weather

We have a unusual setup in the atmosphere right now, and that is giving us a chance for severe weather tonight including tornadoes. Think of today, like a day in the summer, when we have severe weather in the evening, except it is only going to be in the 60s.

The Storm Prediction Center has included some of us in a Slight Risk for storms. There is also a Tornado Watch for Dare Co. until 5pm.

Storms Still Possible for OBX.

We could see some hail from the storms today, but the biggest threat will be for damaging wind gusts in excess of 60mph. Tornadoes will also be a possibility with the amount of shear or spin we have in the atmosphere.

This morning all we are seeing is rain/showers from the warm front.

Some Sun Possible

Sometimes I hope that the Future Trak is incorrect, this is one of those cases. If we see this clearing around noon -3pm we could see some explosive storms develop in North Carolina this evening. All that sun is doing is creating warmer temperatures which is like adding fuel to a fire.

Future Trak @5pm

At 5pm the front will move in. Any storms that develop ahead of the line of storms, or ahead of that cold front will have a good chance to be severe if everything continues on the path to this point. (Assuming we get that sunshine and we still have lots of shear in the atmosphere.)

It is something we will watch all day. Keep and eye on Super Doppler 10 for any watches or warnings*.

I will have an afternoon update around 1pm right here in this blog.

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson


*1:00pm Update:

At 11:30am The Storm Prediction center changed the outlook for today to just a slight risk for the Southside and NE N.C. The timing still looks to be about the same for many of us, after 2pm. There isĀ  still a threat for more tornadoes for the OBX as there is a good amount of shear available to make these storms rotate and spin.

3 Responses to “Severe Weather Possible Tonight”

  1. Tricia says:

    Thank you for all the hard work! I appreciate the updates! My car is broken and I have to take a bus to and from work. Because of your blogs, I knew that an umbrella wasn’t going to be enough tonight. I was able to arrange for another ride home in plenty of time. Thank you again- Have an easy one and take care!

  2. Trevonne says:

    Pleasant afternoon to everyone at wavynews10.
    I was just on wavynews10 website when i check the weather forecast for the next couple of days then i saw that we are going to get some snow this saturday and next week wednesday is this information accurate ? When do you think Hampton roads (Williamsburg) might get to see some snow ?
    I’m A snow lover ^_^

    1. Jeff Edmondson WAVY says:

      Very small chance for Williamsburg. Look at me newest blog for some more insight.

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