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HEADS UP: Line of storms plows through Thursday night; Wind damage possible
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 10:49am.
High heat and humidity are setting the stage for what could be an outbreak of damaging winds on the East Coast Thursday night. I've been tracking this threat for days, and now it looks like a good bet that we will see a line of storms move through that is at least capable of severe weather. Here's what you need to know...
High pressure has set up to our south. This time around, that means that it will funnel heat into our area. Here's why. Texas and Oklahoma have endured searing heat the last several days with highs near 100°. That heat is getting picked up by the clockwise winds around the area of high pressure, and then carried eastward all the way into the Carolinas. This is an easy way to get plenty of heat in place very quickly. As a result:
Here are some maps showing our in house model (RPM) idea on when the storms will form and where they will go.
Other computer models differ on the exact timing on when our line of storms will roll through, but the general idea has been from the evening hours through midnight Thursday.
This type of severe weather outbreak will have very specific threats. It is not a tornado outbreak, and not a pop-up severe thunderstorm outbreak. Instead, storms will likely form in a line that heads its way into North Carolina all at once.
Make sure to stay informed as we head into tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. Have a way to receive warnings, and keep it with WWAY for updates! The weather gets great on Friday and we have a beautiful Fathers Day weekend.
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By: Tim Buckley