Good Monday afternoon to everyone, we begin 2023 with a storm system that will impact a large part of the southeast through the midweek timeframe.
A very potent upper low in the four corners will start to move northeast today crossing the Rockies. This storm system will eventually produce severe weather across the southern tier of the country.
As you can see this is a very dynamic system and will pull up warm, moist air into the Eastern US. Once this storm system gets out in the Plains it will slow down again allowing prolonged southwest flow aloft to yield multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the Arklatex Region for severe weather today, the Mid-South on Tuesday and the Carolina Coastal Plain on Wednesday.
As of right now the timing is such that severe weather will remain very limited across Western Carolina. Two distinct lines of showers and thunderstorms are expected, one being Tuesday evening and another Wednesday morning.
Rainfall amounts could range from a 1/2 inch in our eastern locations to over 1 inch along the Blue Ridge.