Severe storms risk increases Friday evening

National Weather Service  NOAA

National Weather Service NOAA

Tomorrow will be another dry day; expect a partly sunny sky with a gusty south wind of 12-22 miles per hour.

A four-day storm system that is expected to stall over the Great Lakes this weekend is likely to smack part of MI with a combination of ice, sleet and high winds.

If Carroll County was suddenly to be struck by severe weather - high winds, flooding, hail, lightning, even tornadoes - would you and your family be prepared? Much colder weather arrives late Friday night into Saturday morning behind the thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has areas along and west of Hwy 63 under a slight risk for severe weather.

The first round, or window of opportunity to see severe storms, will be in the afternoon hours along and ahead of the dryline. The main threat along this line will be the potential for strong wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour.

Presently, the severe weather risk looks low locally.

The clouds will not yield any rain and will likely clear out by Thursday afternoon, which means warm temperatures are a given, with mid-80s on tap for most areas. However, a squall line of severe storms will likely develop in advance of the front, bringing anything from hail and damaging winds to an isolated tornado.

Forecasters cautioned that the timing is still uncertain, but the main window for storms could be from 10 a.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday. Highs will be 20 degrees below average this weekend!

Your First Alert 7-Day Planning Forecast is always available on the WECT Weather App! You can also see our DVR option. Nights will drop back to near freezing. And, the day stays cool with highs only getting into the low 60°s for the Capital City.

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