Hazardous Weather Outlook for May 4 2012

Weather

May 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-

303 PM CDT FRI MAY 4 2012

DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING THUNDERSTORM WINDS. ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THE THREAT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 9 PM THIS EVENING ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA. THESE STORMS COULD ALSO BRING HEAVY RAINS ALONG WITH THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS AND FLASH FLOODING ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN SOME OF THE SLOWER MOVING STORMS AS MOISTURE LEVELS REMAIN HIGH ACROSS THE REGION.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

OUR RECENT ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL CHANGE LITTLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH OFF AND ON CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS. A FEW OF THESE STORMS MAY STILL BE SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY THREATS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS AND FLASH FLOODING REMAIN POSSIBLE AS WELL. THE BEST CHANCES FOR WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY ACROSS THE REGION. OTHER LESSER THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ARE IN THE FORECAST EARLY NEXT WEEK…BUT THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER APPEARS LOW AT THIS TIME.