24 December 2015
The image above shows intense rotation caused by a violent tornado near Holly Springs in Miss. this afternoon. Check out the YouTube video of this long track tornado below. December tornadoes happen but a long track violent tornado in late December is very rare.
Highs will climb into the 70’s, and break the record highs in most areas of the Mid-Atlantic and New England Thursday. Thunderstorms are possible as far north as Maryland, and perhaps Pennsylvania! The image below is raw numerical guidance for highs tomorrow. It will possibly be a few degrees warmer than indicated, with highs above 70 reaching New Hampshire! There are growing signs of a pattern change around New Year’s Day that will bring much colder weather to the eastern half of the U.S.
Oh, and the reason that forecasters knew this storm was producing a tornado that was on the ground is due to the image below.