Severe weather in Michigan: What each risk level means

06 May, 2018, 03:19 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Alan Crone
Storms are likely mid week

The winds in the atmosphere look very weak over us, giving us little chances for rain and storms with no big storms system or severe weather makers headed our way.

Austin-area meteorologists are predicting the potential for hail and wind damage with "batches" of severe storms.

Thunderstorms (light green) - General or non-severe thunderstorms - Delineates, to the right of a line, where a 10% or greater probability of thunderstorms is forecast during the valid period.

Additional storms will be possible next week. The red is a Moderate Risk, the orange an Enhanced Risk, the yellow a Slight Risk and the dark green (south of I-96 in Michigian) is a Marginal or Low Risk. On Friday, rain chances will increase from northwest to southeast across the area. "Forecasts continue to show the most favorable area for rain and thunderstorms will be across the Hill Country with lower totals for areas to the east of Interstate 35".

The menace for big hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, and flooding shifts barely east, stretching from north-central Texas to Iowa and IL. Highs reach the 70s, and it'll feel a touch humid. Be sure to keep your cell phone charged and enable audible alerts to receive severe weather bulletins. South wind 10 to 20 miles per hour becoming west after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Our first wave of thunderstorm activity moved across the metro late last night with severe warnings for some spots.

During Thursday and Thursday night, the risk of severe thunderstorms will shift eastward and extend into part of the Northeastern states.

"Southern Nebraska, central Kansas, north-central Texas, and parts of Oklahoma will see heavy rainfall slowing planting progress the next few days", says Rob Miller, senior Accuweather meteorologist.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

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