UPDATE: Slight to Enhanced Risk for Severe Weather for the Tri-State
The National Weather Service has updated its predictions for severe weather Thursday afternoon. The area for an ENHANCED risk for severe weather has shrunk but still includes southern portions of the tri-state, the rest of which is under a SLIGHT risk.
Here's what we have from the National Weather Service about Thursday:
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...POTENTIALLY IN THE FORM OF SUPERCELLS...WILL BE A POSSIBILITY. LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND EVEN A FEW TORNADOES WOULD BE POSSIBLE. INSTABILITY WILL BE THE LIMITING FACTOR TODAY...AS SURFACE HEATING IS LOOKING LESS ROBUST THAN THOUGHT YESTERDAY.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL ALSO BE A CONCERN...ESPECIALLY OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE REGION...WHERE OVER 2 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN MANY LOCATIONS WEDNESDAY THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. FLOODING ISSUES MAY DEVELOP WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
And, naturally, we'll keep you updated as we get closer to the arrival of any potential severe storms.