Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a broad area to our west during their Day 6 outlook:
Notice our area has yet to be included. That’s partly because model consistency takes a huge hit after the Day 6 timeframe. What we do have though, and models HAVE been fairly consistent about this, is a large, dynamic system coming in across the Rockies and High Plains. Typically, this type of system has causes some weather-related trouble across the Deep South and Mid MS/TN Valleys. Is this to say we’re going to have some crazy weather next week? Certainly not, but indications are that this upcoming system will be much more dynamic and the “mandatory” atmospheric parameters we look for to support nefarious weather will be in abundance…more so than yesterday’s system. On the flip side, this whole outlook can get flipped on it’s head if one or two large-scale factors change. We’ll be watching to see if they do.