FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Chance of rain, marginal risk of severe weather overnight

  • FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Chance of rain, marginal risk of severe weather overnight

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Chance of rain, marginal risk of severe weather overnight

An energetic storm system is set to sweep into the region from the southwest, drawing in a plume of tropical moisture that will feed downpours developing late Thursday (after midnight) and continuing into Friday morning. But, we may still see a few scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day as the cold front moves through.

The showers and storms will come to an end from west to east through Friday morning. Meteorologists also expect rainfall to produce water accumulations between 3 to 4 inches, with amounts higher in some areas.

High resolution Canadian: 1.7 inches.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for portions of the Carolinas until 3 a.m. on Friday. Warm high pressure will be replaced by a winter-like storm that could be packing rain, thunderstorms, wind and even some mountain snow.

The risk for severe weather is highly dependent on several different factors, which could increase or reduce the risk for powerful storms in Montana.

Marginal risk for severe weather early Friday. A.M.

For the latest forecasts, visit PennLive's weather page. If it remains cloudy and cool through the midday and early afternoon hours, the potential for severe storms will be low.

Read the full advisory at the National Weather Service's website.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Some of these storms could be strong to severe.

While widespread severe weather is not expected, we will have to be vigilant to the radar for strengthening trends after 5 PM as a surge of better moisture and unstable air could move into the area.

We side more with the Storm Prediction Center here and encourage you to remain weather-aware on Friday as this situation bears watching.