SEVERE WEATHER THREAT ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL U.S. RIGHT NOW! (credit: NWS Storm Prediction Center)
DISCUSSION: As a series of weak disturbances push through parts of the North-Central United States this evening, there will be an increased threat for severe thunderstorm activity across parts of Northeast Oregon, Central to Northern Idaho, and Western Montana. Having said that, the main threat appears to be severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds along with hail in some cases in the storms containing more robust updrafts! To quote the summary from this mesoscale discussion courtesy of forecasters at the Storm Prediction Center, "OVERALL...CONTINUED FORCING FOR ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT TSTM DEVELOPMENT AND THE STRONGLY SHEARED AND UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT WILL REMAIN SUPPORTIVE OF LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WITH THE MORE PERSISTENT/ORGANIZED STORMS." To learn more about other high-impact weather across the United States, be sure to click here!