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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

SPC Mar 1, 2023 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

LIVE MAP (ABOVE) ... Day 4-8 Outlook Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0348 AM CST Wed Mar 01 2023 Valid 041200Z - 091200Z ...DISCUSSION... ...D4/Saturday: Northern Florida Peninsula... Modest buoyancy and moderate deep-layer shear may support a strong storm or two across parts of the northern FL Peninsula on Saturday, as a cold front moves into the region. However, generally weak large-scale ascent and rather warm midlevel temperatures are currently expected to limit the coverage and magnitude of the severe threat. ...D5/Sunday - D6/Monday... Generally dry/stable conditions across most of the CONUS are expected to limit any severe-thunderstorm threat on Sunday. Some low-level moisture may begin returning into parts of the Southeast and southern Plains on Monday, but available instability is expected to remain weak, limiting severe-thunderstorm potential. ...D7/Tuesday - D8/Wednesday... Predictability regarding the mid/upper-level pattern begins to wane by Tuesday, though continued low-level moisture return into parts of the southern Plains and Southeast may eventually yield sufficient instability to support organized thunderstorm development. However, with little indication of any stronger synoptic-scale systems at this range, and some signal for cold high pressure to move into much of the CONUS by Wednesday, severe-thunderstorm potential may remain relatively limited through midweek. Read more CHECK UPDATE ZOOM GRAPHIC
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