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Sunday, March 5, 2023

SPC Mar 5, 2023 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

LIVE MAP (ABOVE) ... SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1158 PM CST Sat Mar 04 2023 Valid 051200Z - 061200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms will be possible today in parts of northern California and central Florida. A few storms may also occur in the Upper Midwest tonight. No severe threat is expected. ...DISCUSSION... West-southwest flow at mid-levels will be in place across much of the U.S. today. An upper-level trough will move through the western states. A small area of thunderstorms could develop in northern California near this feature. A few thunderstorms may also develop in parts of central Florida within a moist airmass. Isolated elevated thunderstorms could also develop tonight along a corridor of enhanced low-level flow in the Upper Midwest. No severe threat is expected in any of these three areas. ..Broyles/Bentley.. 03/05/2023 Read more CHECK UPDATE ZOOM GRAPHIC
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