THURSDAY IS A WEATHER AUTHORITY ALERT DAY
Wednesday Afternoon Update: Showers and storms will spread across the Local 6 area this evening and during the overnight hours as warm, moist air moves into the region. A cold front back over the Central Plains will begin advancing our way from the west on Thursday morning. As the front moves into the area around late morning to lunchtime, thunderstorms will re-develop across Southeast Missouri and move east into Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois, and West Tennessee. There may be a few strong storms with the first batch tonight but the higher severe weather risk comes with storms developing on Thursday along the front. Damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and hail will be possible with storms on Thursday.
Storms should start to wind down and move out by early evening on Thursday with the passage of the cold front.
Weather Geek Extra: For any of you who have looked at a sounding of the atmosphere....this is what is forecast for tomorrow at midday. Parameters for severe weather potential are highly favorable for severe thunderstorm development.