Wheeling, W. VA (WTRF) – The Storm Prediction Center has outlined our region in a Slight Risk for severe weather Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. A Slight Risk is a tow out of five on the severe weather scale.
A center of low pressure will generate across the Upper Great Lakes region and drape a cold front through the Ohio Valley late Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning. Surface temperatures will skyrocket back in the upper 80s on Wednesday with dew point temperatures well within the 70s. These ingredients mixing and rising thanks to the cold front, could fire up scattered severe storms.
The primary concerns for right now will be the risk of flash flooding due to saturated grounds and heavy downpours. Some gusty winds of up to 58 mph+ are also possible, while the hail and tornado threat remain low.
The StormTracker7 Weather Team will continue to monitor forecast trends and update you on air, online, and through social media.