The Storm Prediction Center has issued Tornado Watch #369 for parts of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. The watch is in effect until 3am CT Thursday.
A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes, large hail, damaging wind, and dangerous lightning.
Storms are expected to move slightly north of east at 45mph. Storms could produce tornadoes, hail 1.5 inches in diameter, and wind gusts over 60mph.
Unfortunately, the storms will be moving through after sunset so I won't be chasing. I don't like to chase at night. I've done it before, just don't like to do it. Especially around here where there are lots of trees and hills to obscure the view.
As mentioned earlier, tonight is a night to turn on your NOAA Weather Radio before you going to bed. Warnings could be issued during the overnight while you are asleep. Turn up the alarm on your weather radio so it will wake you up.