1/24 – Jeff Vorick’s “Severe Potential” Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

Today and tonight are shaping up to be busy across our area. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our entire area under an Enhanced (Level 3 of 5) threat for severe thunderstorms. Outside of thunderstorms, cloud coverage has increased and winds are already elevated. Winds will gust to 45 MPH at times. A High Wind Warning is in place until tomorrow morning at 6 AM. There is also a Coastal Flood Advisory for the possibility of 1 to 2 feet of water rise along the beachfront with the elevated winds.

The window for potentially strong to severe thunderstorms will be between 6 PM and 3 AM. Ahead of the main line, showers and thunderstorms could pop up. The main threat will come with a line of thunderstorms between 9 PM and 3 AM. Strong, damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes are on the table tonight. Very heavy rainfall will come with the thunderstorms with rates of 3 to 4 inches per hour. There is the potential of flash flooding for our area.

The volatile weather will be exiting our region before sunrise tomorrow morning. Clearing will take place through the day Wednesday. The week will end on a colder note with morning low temperatures in the 30s, and afternoon high temperatures managing 50s.

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