Are you ready for another stormy period filled with large hail, damaging winds and flooding rainfall? Well, buckle up kids…
Our first MCS (mesoscale convective system) will roll through the state overnight. It won’t be as strong as the event last Sunday, but will still bring heavy rain up to an inch and gusty winds around 50 mph.
The second round comes in Thursday night and Friday morning with a similar outcome as the first.
Then the atmosphere really increases the instability which allows for more significant severe weather this weekend. CAPE values are off the chart Saturday and Sunday, about as high as they can go. With high lapse rates, high dewpoints, and great directional shear, we’ll see all threats return. This does include the possibility of a tornado. But since that’s outside the 48 hour window I’ll save that for another discussion. The most impressive thing may be hail the size of grapefruits falling from the sky.
Right now the thought is, storms move through the N half of the state Saturday night and then redevelop across S half on Sunday. However, that’s being very specific and an early summer pattern cautions against doing that this far out. So I’d just plan on having storms both days with the most favorable time frame after 3pm and lingering late evening or possibly overnight.
After that we’ll see additional storms through Wednesday across the state. By the way, rainfall totals overall will be greater than 5″ through the end of June for many areas. Some will receive far more than that, which the global models aren’t able to resolve. Those are dependent on meso and microscale features and training of storms across the same area.
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