Severe Squall Tuesday Evening

NWS seems really confident a complex of severe storms will organize into a squall line and track across the state of lower Michigan this afternoon/evening. Don’t think I’ve ever seen so much confidence in timing ahead of an event like this that will take place a few hours away yet. However the storm properties are easy to track.

This will form along a cold front approaching from the west. Cloud coverage on the visible map marks this feature well.

Cloud coverage on west side of Lake Michigan marks the cold front feature.

Storm Prediction Center has high chances of severe wind and hail, but little to no chances of tornadoes. That does not say some spin-ups are possible. Again, the biggest threat tonight will be winds. Winds in excess of 70mph are very likely, and widespread wind damage is once again a chance.

High probability of strong winds this evening.

The squall line will develop and move west to east across Michigan around 3pm. Timing of the line can be followed on my twitter account in detail as development will vary. Overall, looking for an afternoon of storms for western Michigan, and an evening of storms for eastern Michigan.

Tie things down, and watch for things flying in the air that were not tied down! Going to be a wall of wind tonight.


About gweatherc
Live in Michigan and enjoy observing the weather. Want to pursue it as a career! Currently taking classes at Central Michigan University.

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