Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Severe Weather/Flooding Threat Thu-Fri


10AM Thursday Update: Here is a breakdown of the risks the Storm Prediction Center has outlined for the Local 6 area:

Courtesy Storm Prediction Center
Courtesy Storm Prediction Center
The left graphic shows the tornado risk and the graphic on the right details the damaging wind threat.

1AM Thursday Update
: The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded most of the Local 6 area to an ENHANCED RISK for severe weather for Thursday and Thursday Night. The highest likelihood of severe storms remains for Thursday overnight but severe storms are possible dayside as well, just not as widespread. 

Wednesday Evening Update: A stormy weather pattern will set up across our region from Wednesday night into Friday bringing the threat of severe weather and possible flooding. 

A moisture boundary will lift through our area overnight kicking off the first round of storms across the area. Most of these storms will remain below severe limits but will bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and even some small hail. By tomorrow afternoon, scattered storms will re-develop area-wide with a small chance of them becoming severe. 

As a cold front sits nearly stationary near I-64, warm and humid conditions will set the stage for a more organized threat for storms to become severe by late Thursday night. This threat will then continue through Friday morning and afternoon. Damaging winds, large hail, and even an isolated tornado are possible from Thursday night and Friday.

The Storm Prediction Center has outlined all of Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, and most of Western Kentucky in the SLIGHT RISK for severe storms on THURSDAY NIGHT and then all of Western Kentucky and NW Tennessee on Friday.

Be alert to quickly changing weather conditions starting Wednesday night. Several rounds of showers and storms will also bring with it higher than normal rainfall totals for parts of the area. Here is forecast look at what will accumulate over a 48-hour period from Wed night into Friday.

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