By Wednesday afternoon there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, which become more likely later that night as an upper level disturbance moves through. All activity is associated with a deepening surface low to the west and eventual cold frontal passage this weekend.
|The Weather Prediction Center's 48 hour forecast valid Wednesday morning (7 AM)|
|GFS near surface winds and surface dew points valid 1am Friday|
|GFS 5000' winds valid 1am Friday|
|GFS crossover winds from near surface (red) and 18,000' (blue) valid 1am Friday|
|GFS lifted indices valid 1am Friday|
In summary, the threat of severe weather is still several days away and we cannot nail down exact details at this time. However, the potential for severe weather is definitely there with all types of severe weather possible. Although I talked specifically about ingredients necessary for tornadoes, we are still not sure until we get closer that this will be a primary threat. Hail and straight line winds will certainly be possible with storms Thursday and Thursday night.
-- William Churchill, MWN Social Media Intern
Follow MWN on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
Visit MemphisWeather.net on the web or m.memphisweather.net on your mobile phone.
Download our iPhone or Android apps, featuring StormWatch+ severe weather alerts!