Warmth, Strong Winds, And Thunderstorms This Weekend

Storm Prediction Center Convective Outlook For Saturday

If the wonder hasn’t been wacky enough for you lately, now we have some early fall like weather on the way across the Eastern US. A strong storm system will be bringing a cold front through the region during the evening hours Saturday. Before hand during the evening hours Friday, a warm front will lift through the area and we will start to see a significant increase in temperatures going into the 70s. According to the SPC, they have issued a “Marginal Risk” of severe weather regarding some strong thunderstorms may develop along the cold front. Some of these embedded showers and storms could produce some locally strong wind gusts.

850mb Height & Wind Speeds ( Low Level Jet)

Besides the chance for some thunderstorms, the big ticket item will be the winds ahead of this cold front. A notoriously strong low level Jetstream around 5000 feet with winds in excess of 60-70kts. Although we will not being those kind of winds down near the surface, we are still expecting some fair strong winds across the Delmarva Region. Lots of wind energy to tap into regardless.

Forecast Wind Gusts For Saturday

A fairly good agreement with the model guidance showing a widespread event of 40-50 mph wind gusts for much of the day on Saturday. This will be enough to issue some Wind Advisories across the region. Winds of this magnitude could bring down some trees and powerlines leaving to a few sporadic power outages at times. The strongest winds will occur between 12pm and 8pm Saturday.

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