Weekend Storm System
We’ve been talking for days now about a severe weather threat in the Midwest mainly because so many Alabama fans are already enroute to Columbia, Missouri for the Bama-Mizzou game on Saturday afternoon. A potent storm system moving out of the Southern Rockies will move out over the Central Plains by Saturday afternoon. Ahead of it, strong to severe storms will erupt over East Kansas between 2 and 4 PM. Those storms will be moving across western and central parts of Missouri through the evening hours; at this point, it looks like the main window for severe storms in the Columbia area (that’s Boone County, Missouri) is around 5 to 10 PM. That means some stronger storms are possible even during the game or close to the end. Here’s the lastest SPC severe weather outlook for Saturday. There are some questions about the magnitude of the storms, but there is nonetheless a chance that some storms could be severe Saturday evening around Columbia.
That storms system will wind up and move northeast through Sunday afternoon, but the trailing cold front will bring some rain and a few thunderstorms to the Tennessee Valley Sunday night through Monday. The situation around here does not look as threatening as the stormy weather to our northwest, but there is a small chance that a few storms could feed off of warm, humid air in place and become strong or severe as the front moves through Tennessee and North Alabama Sunday night:
It seems like the best mix of instability and dynamics will be in Tennessee on Sunday evening, but there is some uncertainty involved with the whole situation. Needless to say, we will keep you updated!