Active Mother’s Day Weekend, Severe Weather and Heavy Rain Possible...

Good Friday morning to everyone, the Mother’s Day Weekend is here and unfortunately we are looking at an active weather pattern that could impact outdoor plans.

This morning water vapor shows a lot of convection along the Gulf Coast Region thanks to an upper disturbance in the atmosphere. Meanwhile across the northern tier, a strong trough will develop today.

The combo of the two features will converge on the Southeast this week to bring stormy weather.

Today looks to have a relative minimum in storm activity but Saturday and Sunday looks to increase significantly.

Jet stream energy along with leftover thunderstorm boundaries will work with daytime heating will bring scattered to at times numerous coverage.

Here’s a general look at when storm coverage may be the highest across the Western Carolinas...

Sat 2 pm

Sat 10 pm

Sun 2 pm

The biggest severe weather threat looks to be on Sunday as the trough will begin to push everything out.

Storm Prediction Center has issued a Day 3 Slight Risk (Level 2 of 5) of Severe Weather for parts of the Southeast. It does include part of the FWN Coverage Area with a Marginal Risk elsewhere. Damaging winds and large hail is the biggest threats.

Along with the severe weather potential is the possibility for heavy or excessive rainfall. The Weather Prediction Center has given the Western Carolina a Slight risk three days out...

Through Monday morning rainfall totals could be in the 1-3 inch range across a large part of the southeast including the Carolinas.

Overall this looks to be an active holiday weekend coming up. If you have outdoors plans, especially on Mother’s Day, it may be wise to go with alternate (indoor) activities.


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