Nope. Nothing worth a chase today. There will be a diffuse cold air damming type wedge front along the U.S. Route 501 corridor but that’s it. Surface winds on both sides of the boundary look very weak and there isn’t any apparent upper level support for convection. Thus none of the short range convective allowing models are showing anything interesting. In fact vertical velocities at 500 mb are forecast to be negative this afternoon across that region.

However next week appears to hold several chances for severe weather across the Old Dominion. Originally Sunday looked to be juicy but last night’s 0Z GFS backed off on that potential. (That’s good since I have another weather-related commitment Sunday afternoon!) But several days next week could well provide chasing action so I’ll be monitoring those setups.

So, on to this morning’s tornado drill.

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