Published 1:36am CDT on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 by Cameron Lawrence

By now I’m sure you all have heard that this Thanksgiving Week 2019 is going to be very active weather wise. From 20s with potential snow to 60s with potential tornadoes. The meteorology community has been keeping a close eye on this for several weeks. Models have been all over the place but with the system less than 24 hours out they’re coming together nicely.

Starting around 6:00am today, light scattered showers will move into the area. This will last for the majority of the day with rain becomming more widespread after 4:00pm and wind gusts over 45mph. Between 10:00pm and 3:00am, one or two bands of strong to severe thunderstorms will move through the area.

“Isolated to scattered severe storms with a threat for damaging winds and a few tornadoes will be possible”

-National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center

As of 1:00am CDT on Tuesday, November 26th, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has place all of Madison County in the “Slight” category for severe thunderstorm potential. They have stated that “isolated to scattered severe storms with a threat for damaging winds and a few tornadoes will be possible.” With substatial wind shear expected and temps in the 60s, I would agree that there is definitely a possiblity for the development of tornadoes.

NWS SPC severe thunderstorm outlook as of 1:00am CDT on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019.

My main concern with this upcomming system is that it will be overnight. I will do my best to provide you all with timely updates on our Facebook page but I cannot stress enough that you need to have ways to receive instant warnings. Whether it be by NOAA Weather Radio, local news channels, or a mobile app on your phone, please have another way.

There are two more systems expected later on this week, on and after Thanksgiving. I won’t go too into detail just yet but I will touch on them a little bit.

System #2 looks to begin during the morning/afternoon hours on Thanksgiving Day. Light rain could mix with snow. This system will be out by midnight.

System #3 will arrive Friday afternoon. Again, showers with the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms. The widespread rain will end Saturday night with light rain and snow flurries sticking around Sunday morning. Little to no accumulations are expected with either system.

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Published by Cameron Lawrence

Just an over-the-road truck driver with a passion for the weather.

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