Given Hanna’s forecast track it appears that the potential for rotating storms will stay in southeastern Virginia, east of the center of the tropical system. With the overall timing it looks like most of the tornadic potential could occur overnight, which is never a good thing because (a) folks don’t expect tornadoes at night in our area of the country and (b) tropical systems spawn a lot of storms that don’t contain any lightning (cloud tops are too low to provide adequate charge separation) so night-time tornadoes are almost impossible to locate visually. At any rate I’ll be in Baltimore this evening for the Orioles’ game, praying that the outer rain bands aren’t too intense as we drive home. As for tomorrow morning I plan to be up relatively early for a Saturday to check radar and forecasts. If Hanna’s track shifts to the west a bit I may be tempted to chase tomorrow…

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