A widespread severe weather outbreak appears possible on Thursday afternoon and into Thursday night, March 2.
There will be two chances for severe weather during the day. The first will come during the early or mid afternoon hours where we have the potential for some discrete supercells ahead of the main line that will move through later in the day. Main threats for any discrete cells during the mid afternoon would be large hail and the potential for strong tornadoes.
Later in the afternoon and into the evening and overnight hours as a cold front sweeps through the area, a line of thunderstorms will move through the region, bringing an additional threat for damaging winds of 70 to 80 mph possible and embedded tornadoes. Additionally, moderate to heavy rainfall will bring the potential for isolated flash flooding across the northern portion of the area where some locations could see a quick 2 inches or more of rainfall.