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It has been a beautiful (albeit crisp) last few days. The sunshine has finally escorted backyard thermometers up to the normal level on Wednesday, which will be the nicest day of the work week.
But two systems will combine to bring some soggy weather for the end of that work week. One system is tropical in nature (poorly organized right now with only a 40% chance that it will become a tropical depression) and a cold front in the Midwest.
The further east and south you live, the better the chance of seeing some significant rainfall. Ohio will literally split the system in half. Toledo, Findlay and Defiance will likely stay dry. Youngstown, Dover and Columbus, along with places south and east may easily pick up an inch or two of rain between Wednesday night and Saturday morning.
This was the Doppler velocity scan image from last night’s deadly tornado outbreak around the Oklahoma City. Instead of just one large tornado (Moore, OK two weeks ago), the nearly stationary supercell spawned a train of tornadoes that danced across the OKC area.
The Weather Channel’s tornado chase vehicle was caught too close to one of the tornadoes and was picked up and tossed around. Fortunately, we understand that TWC chasers received only minor injuries.
This begs the question: Should the media being trying to get so close to these monsters in order to provide compelling video for the sake of ratings? Perhaps this very close encounter will cause the media in general to re-examine the risks involved.
CLICK HERE to watch some of the aerial damage video from one of OKCs local news choppers.