Thursday, April 20, 2017

Heavy Rain Threat and Rainfall Totals

Several rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to create very soggy conditions starting Thursday night and continue through Saturday afternoon. While it won't be possible to predict exactly which communities will see the highest rainfall totals by Saturday, the graphic below gives you a good idea of where most of the heaviest rain will set up. Lowland flooding will be likely and occasional flash flooding with be possible especially in Illinois and Missouri.
Once rain reports start coming in, I'll compile a list to post here in this story. To submit a rainfall total to us, use the link on the right side of this page that says" Link to Submit".

A Flood Watch has been issued for most of Southern Illinois and SE Missouri through Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Severe Storm Threat Thursday


Two rounds of strong, potentially severe storms will be possible Thursday as a particularly vigorous low pressure system heads from the Central Plains to the Upper Midwest. Storms traveling across Missouri and Arkansas late Wednesday night will enter the Local 6 area before sunrise. Most of these storms will remain below severe limits but could prompt a few warnings before exiting the area by 9 AM.

The most concerning time period for severe storms with a tornado risk arrives after noon and we expect a line of storms to develop over Southern Illinois extending south into Kentucky and Tennessee. They will move east by 6-7 PM. Given the expected nature of this bigger storm system, widespread severe storms will be likely if we get any sunshine after the morning round of storms passes. Here are a few graphics detailing the risks and Storm Prediction Center outlooks for severe storms...