Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Severe Weather Threat Shifts East, More Cool Weather Ahead

After a day that brought over 50 tornadoes, another busy day in the severe weather world is beginning to ramp up yet again. Much of the activity will strike Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina, where vertical wind shear will be greatest. However, there is a slight risk of severe weather from Michigan to Ohio on south. The primary threat with these storms will be damaging winds and large hail. Points further west will continue to see scattered showers.

Here is the 6-10 day temperatures departure across continental United States.
This has been a familiar map this winter, showing below normal temperatures for much of the Midwest while the warm air is suppressed to the south. The jet stream will surge across the country creating a strong barrier from warm to cold.