The National Weather Service says there is what it calls an “enhanced” risk for severe weather Wednesday for nearly all of Missouri. Storms are predicted to present threats of damaging winds and perhaps tornadoes.
Storms are predicted to develop Wednesday morning in the Great Plains, sweep east, and intensify into the afternoon, according to meteorologist Mark Britt.
“We have a large, upper level storm system that will be moving through our area on Wednesday. This storm system will also be bringing a cold front across the state on Wednesday afternoon,” Britt told Missourinet. “We have some warm air and moisture moving in ahead of this system that’s unusual for November, and as a result we’ll see some thunderstorms develop ahead of this cold front, a few of which could be severe.”
Britt wants Missourians to pay attention on Wednesday, especially because it’s Veteran’s Day.
“We’ve been trying to tell people ahead of time … especially since Wednesday is a holiday, and also since it’s November. People always think about severe weather in the spring. They don’t think about severe weather occurring in November,” said Britt.
The Weather Service will watch how the atmosphere develops between now and then, and whether it will become more or less likely to produce severe storms.
“How much moisture is coming up ahead of the system, whether there will be enough instability in place ahead of the system, and also the timing of the system. How fast the system will move through our area,” said Britt.