WEATHER BEAT: Severe Storms Likely Thursday Afternoon

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments | Weather

There is a lot of talk going on about Thursday’s potential “megastorm” that is expected to impact our region.

Currently, there is an area of dangerous weather in the Midwest just west of Chicago. These storms are expected to race east toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast overnight. The track of the severe storms depends on the location of the warm front. All of the severe storms will occur south of the warm front. The current setup is that early tomorrow, the warm front will be situated just north of Baltimore, causing a period of storms early Thursday. We will most likely see a break from the storms during the day. In the afternoon, after we get a little heating, and the humidity begins to build up, we are expecting additional storms to pop up in the afternoon. Keep in mind that we are currently out-looked for a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms. That is a slightly elevated risk from just a severe weather outlook.

What we can expect from these storms is gusty, damaging winds, hail, heavy downpours and coastal flooding around rivers, streams, and creeks. There is also a pretty good chance for power outages, especially, if you get under one of the cells. A lot of times we see storms where one location is impacted and not another, but the thinking is most neighborhoods will be impacted by these storms.

Another thing that I want to point out is the risk for tornadoes tomorrow. The ingredients for a tornado will exist, and the thinking is that we will see some rotation in some of the storms. During the last storm on Monday, we saw three tornadoes up in Maryland. At this point, there is no reason for alarm, but please make sure to stay alert to weather warnings and watches to stay safe. Remember a “watch” just means to stay alert and a “warning” means you need to take action.

Stay safe, stay tuned, and keep an eye to the sky.

John Biggs has been a resident of Bristow since 2001 and has seen a lot of changes to the area over the years. Graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 2006, he continued his education at Northern Virginia Community College where he majored in Business Management. He is now working on finishing his Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree at Strayer University.

“My favorite thing to do is study the weather. It is truly fascinating. Nothing beats a good thunderstorm. I became very interested in weather when I lived in Okinawa, Japan, for four years and was actually inside a super typhoon.”

For daily, local weather forecasts, check out his Facebook page.

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