Spring Slows Down This Week

February 23, 2016 09:58 AM
Spring Slows Down This Week

“Last week we didn’t see a lot of activity – this is going to be a big deal as it heads off toward the Northeast.”

So began AgDay meteorologist Mike Hoffman’s assessment of a weather system that’s building in the Southern Plains and is on the move.

By Tuesday night, heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms are possible through the Mid-South, Hoffman says. By Wednesday morning, heavy, wet snow is possible through northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri, with rain turning into snow in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan as the day progresses.

“This will be a heavy, wet snow – it’s not going to be the dry stuff,” Hoffman says.

Wednesday into Thursday, the storm heads into the I-95 corridor and is being described as “disruptive” by meteorologists, who say travel will be affected across large sections of the Northeast.

The South will contend with a much different type of severe weather this week, as Domenica Davis, meteorologist with The Weather Channel, discusses the threat of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail through Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida as early as Tuesday, moving into the Mid-Atlantic region by Wednesday morning.

“It is likely that we could see tornadoes higher than an EF-2, which would make it a particularly dangerous situation,” she says.

Primary threats in these areas include tornadoes, gusting winds and large hail, Davis says.

For more agriculture weather news, forecasts and more, visit www.AgWeb.com/weather.

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