Slow low to go, storm system brings cooler air and more rain

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US severe weather reports

COOLER AIR

Strong autumn low is inching in from Illinois bringing cooler air and eventually more showers with it.

4 PM Temps Tuesday

4 PM Temps Tuesday

24 hour change in temperature

24 hour change in temperature

 

SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK

Impressive for middle October – the storm system brought strong/damaging wind gusts over a broad area of the US.  several tornado watches were issued Monday and fortunately only a few tornadoes were reported.  However the strong wind gusts toppled trees and caused damaged.  Storms were to blame for two fatalities Tuesday

Storms generated over 300 severe reports Tuesday and is still generating potential severe storms today.

US severe weather reports

US severe weather reports

severe weather outlook Tuesday afternoon/eve

severe weather outlook Tuesday afternoon/eve

 

THIS LOW IS SLOW TO GO

This storm/low is losing its connection to the main branch of the jet stream – so it’s going to linger for a few days. Overhead Wednesday, we are in coolest sector of the storm and likely to see scattered showers through the day. With overcast skies and showers Wednesday we will likely remain in the 50s.

Storm eases east by Thursday afternoon so improving weather coming to finish off the work week.

500 mb (18,000 ft) wind forecast Wedesday

500 mb (18,000 ft) wind forecast Wedesday