Issued Zones: Northern Kern Mountains/Deserts … San Bernardino County Deserts, including the Fort Irwin, Ludlow, Stateline, and Needles forecast area.
Site: Southern California Weather Force has issued a Thunderstorm Watch effective now through tonight …
Date: 10/6/18 at 11:15am PT
Forecast: A very potent trough is sinking southward in an inside slider fashion. This trough has very strong upper jet profiles with it and will up the divergence (lift) later this afternoon/evening.
This, with instability; will create numerous thunderstorms in the zones listed above.
The thunderstorms may be severe at times and contain wind gusts of 40-60 mph as they move east-southeastward through the watch area.
If you are heading to Phoenix you may want to check the thunderstorm model I updated in the member section because it is showing an area of tornado dynamics in the metro.
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