Weekend Weather: Thunderstorms, Possible Tornadoes, Halloween Outlook

Thunderstorms in the south-central US on Friday that will move east over the weekend bringing rain and potential tornadoes – Snow closes interstates but moves out – Caribbean disturbance – Halloween weather forecast

Friday’s NWS weather alerts

Here are Friday’s weather alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Wind advisory: Southeastern New Mexico; southwestern Texas.

High wind watch: Northwestern Montana.

Coastal flood advisory: New Jersey, eastern Maryland, southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware.

Snow closes interstates but moves out over the weekend

Snow in Colorado prompted closures on Thursday over a stretch of Interstate 70, the Weather Channel reported, as well as the southern I-25 corridor. Icy conditions continued through Friday morning, KOAA reported. A foot of snow also closed Washington’s Chinook and Cayuse passes for the season, as the Washington State Department of Transportation anticipated more on the way. The pass is typically closed in mid-November due to avalanche risk, but the early snow caused an early closure, the Seattle Times reported.

The weekend forecast by the NWS shows mixed precipitation for the Northwest but no snow.

Disturbance in Caribbean has 70% chance of development

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is watching two disturbances in the Atlantic. “Disturbance 1” in the Caribbean has a 70% chance of cyclone formation in the next 5 days.

Regardless of development, the system will bring heavy rainfall over portions of the Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through the weekend as it moves slowly westward over the central Caribbean Sea.

“Disturbance 2” has a low 20 percent chance of development, bringing showers extending from near Bermuda southward over the western Atlantic for several hundred miles.

The weekend and Halloween forecast

Here is a look at the latest 3-day forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS) and the weather outlook for Halloween on Monday.

Friday: Thunderstorms in Southern Plains and South, severe weather in Texas

Potential severe weather over Southeastern and eastern Texas into southwestern Louisiana.

Thunderstorms in the southern Plains and South on Friday over Eastern New Mexico, and throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and into portions of Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

Rain along the Atlantic coast of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

Rain and mixed precipitation in the Northwest over parts of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

Saturday: Thunderstorms and severe weather in South

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Level 2 severe weather risk for southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and southwestern Alabama.

Thunderstorms over portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, southern Illinois, southwestern Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, and North Western Georgia. Thunderstorms along the Atlantic coast of Georgia and northern Florida.

Rain and mixed precipitation in the Northwest over portions of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

Sunday: Thunderstorms in the South, rain in the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic

Thunderstorms in the South over portions of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Rain over portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, the Carolinas, the Virginias, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Mixed precipitation and rain in the Northwest over portions of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

Halloween weather outlook

Halloween will see cooler temperatures and scattered showers in the West, mild conditions in the Midwest, dry in the South, and rain over the Southeast, eastern Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic, and Northwest, NJ.com reports.

In the West, rain is forecast over portions of California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.

In the East, rain is forecast over portions of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, the Virginias, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

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