Valid 011630Z – 021200Z
…NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST…
Isolated thunderstorms will be possible from the Pacific Northwest
into the northern Great Basin today, with locally strong winds in
the northern Utah/northeastern Nevada area. A few thunderstorms
might also occur from south Texas to western Louisiana tonight.
Most of the nation will see relatively dry/stable conditions. One
area with some deep-convective potential extends from the Pacific
Northwest coast into the northern Great Basin. Fast onshore flow and
cold temperatures aloft will promote isolated lightning strikes
across a large part of the northwest US. Several 12z CAM solutions
suggest a more organized line of showers and perhaps thunderstorms
will affect parts of southern ID and northern UT late this afternoon
and evening. Forecast soundings show profiles supportive of
gusty/damaging winds in the strongest cores.
Other isolated thunderstorms may affect parts of TX/LA tonight as a
southern stream upper system approaches the region.