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Outbreak Likely. Violent, Long-Track Tornadoes Possible Read more

Outbreak Likely. Violent, Long-Track Tornadoes Possible

Per the Storm Prediction Center: A tornado outbreak is expected today into early this evening across parts of the Southeast northward into the Tennessee Valley. Several long-track strong tornadoes, destructive winds and very large hail will be possible... 


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Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
401 PM EDT Wed Jul 28 2021

Valid 00Z Thu Jul 29 2021 - 00Z Sat Jul 31 2021

...Severe thunderstorms likely from the Upper Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic
through Friday morning...

...Excessive rainfall with isolated flash flooding possible over parts of
the Upper Midwest through Thursday morning...

...Potentially heavy rainfall fueled by monsoonal moisture could produce
scattered flash flooding in the Southwest through Friday...

...Widespread Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect
throughout the central US...

A long, slow moving frontal boundary extending from the Central High
Plains through the Upper Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic will be the focus for
much of the activity over the CONUS during the short-range period. A low
pressure wave set up over the Upper Midwest is expected to interact with
upper-level shortwave energy and surface instability to produce both heavy
rain and thunderstorms over the region. Taking into consideration the
antecedent saturated soils and the potential for rainfall accumulations up
to and exceeding 2" in 24 hours, which could lead to localized flash
flooding, the Weather Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk of
Excessive Rainfall for portions of Wisconsin and Michigan through Thursday
morning. As afternoon vertical wind profiles become more favorable, severe
thunderstorms and supercells will likely develop throughout the Upper
Midwest that hold the potential to produce damaging winds, large hail, and
a few tornadoes. Much of Wisconsin and the surrounding areas have the
greatest likelihood of experiencing these conditions, therefore, the Storm
Prediction Center has issued a Moderate Risk of severe thunderstorms for
portions of Wisconsin through Thursday morning.

The low pressure wave and its associated frontal boundary are forecast to
move from the Great Lakes area overnight and into the Ohio
Valley/Mid-Atlantic by Thursday morning. Though rainfall totals are
expected to be a bit lower than the previous day's, saturated soils
throughout the regions due to 150-400% above normal precipitation will
still make isolated flash flooding a concern. Additionally, a moist,
unstable airmass extending from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic is
expected to interact with the advancing cold front to produce linear
thunderstorm clusters and supercells. Due to the potential for these
storms to produce damaging gusts and possibly a tornado or two, the Storm
Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms for the
Ohio Valley, Central Appalachians, and Mid-Atlantic from Thursday through
Friday morning.

Shifting focus to the Southwest and Central Great Basin, showers and
thunderstorms are expected to continue throughout the period as high
pressure aloft aids the transport of monsoonal moisture into the region.
Anomalously high precipitable water values are expected to combine with
surface instability due to diurnal heating to produce hourly rain rates
between 0.5 and 1 inches, with isolated higher amounts possible. Given
these high rain rates, antecedent wet conditions, and scattered burn scars
throughout the regions, the Weather Prediction Center has issued a Slight
Risk of Excessive Rainfall for portions of Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and
Colorado from Thursday through Friday due to the potential for localized
flash flooding to occur.

Widespread Heat Advisories are currently in effect from the Northern
Plains/Upper Midwest to the Lower Mississippi Valley/Southeast as hot
afternoon temperatures mix with high humidity to generate heat index
values between 100 and 110 degrees, with isolated higher values possible.
The main concern with heat index values this high is the onset of heat
related illness if the proper precautions aren't taken. Residents of these
regions are urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioned
rooms, stay out of the sun, and reschedule strenuous activities to the
early morning or evening. Excessive Heat Warnings are also in effect for
portions of Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. In
Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, Excessive Heat Watches and
Warnings as well as Heat Advisories are in effect for areas where
temperatures on Friday are expected to be above average, with highs
reaching the high 90s and low 100s.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued an Elevated Risk of Fire Weather
for portions of the Northern Plains through Thursday morning due to
prevalent dry fuels throughout the region, low relative humidity values,
and winds between 15 and 20 mph. Air Quality Alerts are in effect for
portions of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado due to
wildfire smoke from ongoing wildfires.



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