Past IEM Features tagged: dryline
While the federal government is expected to shutdown today, our active weather is just getting started. The Storm Prediction Center has a somewhat rare moderate risk of severe weather already forecasted three days out for Sunday. The featured image shows a model's forecast of dew point for Sunday afternoon. The strong gradient of dew point is indicative of a dry line feature that is expected to make it into the state. These boundaries can help focus severe storm development and give them low level wind sheer to become more severe. The other thing to note in the plot is the summer like dew points in the warm sector of the storm well into the upper 60s. Severe weather is possible in our area for the next three days.