Multiple Severe Weather Storms over Next Few Days, Hurricane Forecast

Multiple days of multi-front severe weather storm fronts over the next few days will bring flash flooding risks, while the NOAA has released its 2022 Atlantic hurricane season forecast, and the 3-day forecast through Friday.

NWS weather alerts for Wednesday

Here are the latest weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) for Wednesday.

Flood watch: southeast Texas, southwest and southern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southwestern Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle.

Flood advisory: south-central and southeastern Kansas.

Severe thunderstorm warning: central and south-central Mississippi, southeastern Louisiana, southeastern Louisiana coastline.

Severe thunderstorm watch: central and southern Mississippi, southeastern Louisiana.

Heat advisory: northern, central, and south-central California.

Lake wind advisory: southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, western Kentucky, northeastern and east-central California, western Nevada.

NOAA predicts “turbocharged” 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a “turbocharged,” above-average year as it releases its forecast for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

The NOAA forecast the following, according to the Weather Channel reported.

Named storms: between 14-21

Hurricanes: 6-10

Major hurricanes: 3-6 (Category 3 or higher)

An average hurricane season

Based on data on a 30-year average from the years 1991 to 2020, The newest NOAA average for the Atlantic hurricane season is:

·       14 named storms

·       7 hurricanes

·       3 major hurricanes (Category 3 or greater).

Of note for 2022 is what meteorologists call the Loop Current, a condition that drives highly energized cyclones. Forecasters predict the Loop Current will be extended this year. One forecaster described the Loop Current as “the 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks” as being extended and could “spell disaster” from Texas to Florida, Sky News reported.

The 3-day forecast: Multiple storm fronts

Severe weather over the next three days, with multiple fronts in the forecast, as well as a flash flooding risk for some areas.

Wednesday: Severe weather on two fronts, flooding risk

Severe weather on two fronts for Wednesday will stretch from the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Michigan.

The first front is in the South, where a Level 2 severe weather risk was issued by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) over southeastern Louisiana, southern and central Mississippi, eastern Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle.

The second front is over the Ohio Valley with a Level 2 severe weather risk over northeastern Illinois, central and northern Indiana, northwestern Ohio, southwestern Michigan, and the southern extreme of Lake Michigan.

The NWS has indicated potential flash flooding over eastern Texas, much of Louisiana, Mississippi, eastern Alabama, the western Florida Panhandle, eastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southwestern Kentucky.

Thursday: Severe weather on 2 fronts, flash flooding risk

Severe weather fronts in the West and the East. The first front is in the Northwest with a Level 2 severe weather risk over northeastern Oregon into southeastern Washington and west-central Idaho.

The second front is a Level 2 severe weather risk in the East over northeastern Kentucky, southern central and northeastern Ohio, into western West Virginia.

Further south, heavy rain, and a flash flooding risk over the western Florida Panhandle, most of Alabama into eastern and northern Georgia, northern South Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and western North Carolina.

Friday: Severe weather for Southeast

Thunderstorms over portions of the mid-South, Ohio Valley, Southeast, mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.

Level 2 severe weather risk is forecast from the Georgia-South Carolina southern border along the East Coast extending into eastern North Carolina, eastern Virginia, over Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., into much of New Jersey, as well as southeastern and eastern Pennsylvania, potentially into southern New York.