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Saturday, March 26, 2022

SPC Mar 26, 2022 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1125 AM CDT Sat Mar 26 2022 Valid 261630Z - 271200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... Isolated thunderstorms are possible across the Middle Atlantic into southern New England. ...Northeast/mid-Atlantic Region this afternoon... Compact upper low over northeast OH will evolve into an open wave as it moves generally east through tonight. Very cold mid-level temperatures of -30 to -35C combined with diurnal heating will contribute to weak instability (MLCAPE of a few hundred J/kg) this afternoon despite dew points in the upper 30s/lower 40s across portions of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Strongest low/mid-level winds will remain generally over the NC/southern VA/Delmarva region, with diminishing winds with northward extent. Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected to continue developing as large-scale ascent develops with the approaching upper low. Small hail will be possible with the strongest convective elements given the thermal profiles, and gusty surface winds may also occur especially where steeper low-level lapse rates are present. ...Elsewhere... Large-scale upper-level ridge across the western CONUS and generally dry/stable conditions should preclude thunderstorm development through tonight. ..Bunting.. 03/26/2022 Read more CHECK UPDATE ZOOM GRAPHIC
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