The Storm Prediction Center has just issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for portions of Missouri and southern Illinois. Those storms will move southeast and will need to be watched carefully, as they move toward our area later this evening. Ahead of these storms, pop-up thunderstorms could develop at any time. Any of these storms are capable of damaging winds, deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, and torrential rainfall.
The thought is that a line of strong to severe storms will form within that watch and then move quickly southeast. They would arrive in our neck of the woods between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m., as it looks right now. We’ll be able to track the line once it forms. If you’re an avid radar watcher, you should see that line develop by 5:00 p.m. or so. The severe t-storm watch is outlined in blue below.
Any time we get storms dropping in from Kentucky this time of year they tend to pack a punch, especially with straight-line winds.
The Storm Prediction Center has slightly increased our risk for damaging winds for tonight. Last night, I had worried about this type of scenario and we ended up getting lucky and missing out on that. Let’s hope we get that lucky again with this storm potential. I did notice that some of the guidance has the line diving more southward when it gets to Middle TN and even weakening. I’ll track it and keep you updated!
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