Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday - Morning Update

Not much change to the post below -- currently watching the first wave of storms track through and north of the area.  There should be a bit of a lull midday and early PM before another round of storms erupts late this afternoon into this evening.

Storms later today should be a bit more widespread than they were Wednesday.  The is a moderate risk of severe weather across NW Ohio, and a slight risk across lower Michigan.  The reason for this is that a warm front will sit almost on the state line by late day.  Areas near and south of the front will turn very unstable.

Severe threat is for large hail and strong winds.  We may even have a tornado watch issued before evening.  All of the storms, whether severe or not, will contain heavy rainfall.  Repeated storms could create drainage problems.