Active Weather Across the Country
While we have been enjoying the warmest day of year Thursday when temps reached 81°, an active weather pattern has taken hold of the country. Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Southern plains have been dealing with tornadoes for multiple days and that pattern looks to continue Friday night into Saturday. Below is the severe storms outlook for Saturday as depicted by the Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service.
The red shaded area, a \"moderate\" risk for severe weather is expected for western Oklahoma into Kansas again. At the same time severe weather strikes the Southern Plains, the first tropical storm of the season has formed in the Atlantic. Tropical storm Ana was named Thursday night and is currently located off the coast of South Carolina. This storm is expected to make landfall sometime Sunday morning close to the North Carolina, South Carolina border.
While all of this is ongoing, weather in our area will begin to get a little more active as well. A few scattered thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon and evening before a dry Saturday. Some more scattered storms will be possible Sunday before our best chance for storms arrives on Monday. We will monitor Monday closely for the chance of a few stronger storms. As of Friday afternoon, the best chance for these stronger storms will stay south of our area as depicted by the below outlook by SPC. The First Alert Weather Team will be tracking this storm closely.