Severe storms possible late Friday


(WOWK) — Severe storms are possible in what is expected to be several rounds of storms that move into the region on Friday and Saturday. See the latest projections from Predictor below in the slideshow.

Current models show a weakening line of storms crossing southeast Ohio and fading as those storms approach I-64 by mid afternoon. A second and stronger line of storms is anticipated to drop in from the north in the late afternoon and evening and die down once the storms move south of Charleston-Huntington. Subsequent rounds of storms will bring some gusty storms across the area on Saturday.

There are several different risk factors at play from potential damaging winds to hail, frequent lightning and the chance for flash flooding due to the repetitive rounds of rain. See the risks in the slideshow below.

As for whether or not any of the projected squall lines could be termed a derecho, chief meteorologist Spencer Adkins shared thoughts on that on Thursday in the following post:

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