Last severe storm threat?
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:07:45 GMT —
A cold front coming through tomorrow afternoon and evening will bring a chance of severe thunderstorms to the area (image 1).
In fact, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) out of Norman, OK is including most of the NBC 25 viewing area in a Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms (image 2).
Lines of storms will develop parallel to the cold front in the afternoon, and turn to the northeast with the upper level flow.
These storms could produce damaging winds in excess of 60mph along with heavy rain (image 3).
Could this be the last gasp of severe weather for the area? It's possible.
In the southeast quadrant of Michigan's lower peninsula -- including the Thumb, Great Lakes Bay region, the Genesee valley, metro-Detroit, and counties along the Ohio state line -- severe weather reports peak in July.
The seventh month averages 113 reports of severe weather in this area.
September, meanwhile, averages 28 reports of severe weather and the numbers drastically plummet from there.
October and November average 7 reports per month, while December only averages 1.
So after tomorrow, severe thunderstorms might not visit the area until 2014.
For more information on severe weather climatology in southeast Michigan, click here.