Friday, May 31, 2019

Flooding & Strong Thunderstorms Back in the Forecast

Hello everyone!

It's time to take a look at the forecast as we head into June.  The good news is the significant severe weather threat is starting to fade but the threat is still there.  And today, I'm introducing a new product from the National Weather Service, the flood outlook.

So let's get right to it:

Today, Friday, May 31, 2019:  No risk of strong or severe weather.

Saturday, June 1, 2019:  No risk of strong or severe weather.

Sunday, June 2, 2019:

There is a MARGINAL RISK (1) of some strong thunderstorms across a large area with only a few severe thunderstorms with hail and wind as a possibility.  Tornadoes are not expected to be a threat.  most likely we won't be dealing with a watch of any kind but we could see a few warnings.

Now let's get to the new information.  Going forward I'll be monitoring the flood threat as it has been a problem lately and I've discovered a product the NWS produces to help us understand that threat.

Today, Friday, May 31, 2019:  No risk of flooding.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 and Sunday, June 2, 2019:

This map indicates the risk of flash flooding and flooding in the area on these days.  The colors are slightly different from the severe weather risk map and I'll have a yellow "Turn Around Don't Drown" sign in the corner to help distinguish the two.

I hope this helps.  And, hopefully we won't have any problems at all.  But, as always I'll be here for YOU, ready to give you an honest and truthful look at the weather, unlike some folks.

Have a great Friday!

Meteorologist Bryan Rupp