Severe weather threat continues to look more likely as we shift toward Friday into Friday night. Much of our region is already included in an Enhanced Risk for severe storms during this timeframe.
Thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front on Friday with discrete storms/supercells possible, increasing the large hail and tornado threats. The overall severe potential will likely evolve over time into more of a damaging wind threat as storms take on a linear mode (down burst or gust front) ahead of the cold front moving in Friday night through early Saturday morning. The severe threat should start to wind down toward daybreak Saturday and possibly sooner with frontal passage occurring.
Impacts: Large hail and isolated (potentially strong) tornadoes primarily early on (Friday afternoon/evening), followed by damaging winds (Friday night/Saturday morning). However, the potential for all threats will exist throughout the entire event.