Saturday, July 4, 2009

Severe Thunderstorm Watch #547

The Storm Prediction Center has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch #547. The watch is in effect until 8:00pm CT Saturday evening.

A watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, damaging winds, and dangerous lightning.

A line of thunderstorms is expected to move in from the west later this afternoon/evening. The main threat from the line of storms appears to be damaging wind.

Ahead of the line, isolated thunderstorms are popping up across the area. This trend will continue for the next several hours. The SPC mentions in the watch that the area near the Mississippi River and Ohio River should be watched closely for thunderstorms that could produce an isolated tornado.

Thunderstorms are expected to move slightly north of east at 35mph.

If you are going to be out and about this evening, remember that you can always access StormTeam Digital Doppler on your cell phone by going to If you have a cell phone with a full internet browser (i.e. iPhone), you can access StormTeam Digital Doppler by going to

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