Severe Storms Albany New York – On Friday, the meteorologists at AccuWeather are issuing a warning that at least 15 states will be at risk of an outbreak of intense thunderstorms that could unleash everything from catastrophic winds to tornadoes. This outbreak of intense thunderstorms is expected to take place on Saturday.
The number of persons that are impacted by this outbreak could range anywhere from five million to 10 million. The forecasters are concentrating their efforts on a vast area of the country that extends from Texas and Alabama in the south all the way up to Wisconsin and Michigan in the upper middle of the country. This region is located in the middle of the United States.
Prior to the middle of the week, the risk of severe weather on Friday was raised by the AccuWeather forecast team from a moderate level to a high level, which is an indication that greater worry is being exhibited for the potential damage that could be caused by the storms.
“While all forms of severe weather are likely during Friday’s outbreak,” said Bernie Rayno, Chief On-Air Meteorologist for AccuWeather, “there is a likelihood of widespread damaging winds from the storm with at least several tornadoes likely to be on the ground.” “While all forms of severe weather are likely during Friday’s outbreak,” said Bernie Rayno, “there is a likelihood of widespread damaging winds from the storm.”
The region that the weather forecasters estimate to be at a high risk of experiencing severe weather includes portions of eastern Iowa and northern Illinois, as well as regions of northern Arkansas and western Tennessee. This region also includes certain parts of the United States.
According to projections made by the Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service on Friday, there is a possibility that severe weather would impact the lives of more than 65 million people across the United States.
St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee are some examples of major cities that are at an increased risk of being struck by severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes. Other major cities that are at risk include Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Indianapolis, Indiana. When storms approach and travel through major urban areas, it is possible that officials from the Federal Aviation Administration will issue ground halt orders for all planes.
It is possible to experience large hail, frequent lightning strikes, and brief spells of heavy downpouring during the most violent storms. In addition to the likelihood that damaging winds may be present, there is also the possibility that a tornado will emerge.
An AccuWeather meteorologist by the name of Brandon Buckingham predicted that the severe thunderstorms would approach and pass across the Chicago metropolitan region between the hours of 5 and 10 p.m. on Friday. People are just starting their trips for the weekend and winding down their activities for the week, so this is a very busy period for both the airlines and the traffic on the roads