Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Storms Possible Today

It is warm, it is muggy and it is spring. Know what that means? Yes, we could see some thunderstorms bubbling up this afternoon across parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

There aren't any strong features moving through the atmosphere to indicate we'll see widespread severe weather but the Storm Prediction Center has put out a "Slight Risk" for parts of the Midwest.

The outlook is valid through 7am CT Thursday.

The main threat appears to be large hail from a few storms that develop. A couple thunderstorms could also produce some gusty winds.

Not all of the computer models are producing thunderstorms across the Midwest this afternoon/tonight. However, a high-resolution computer model (4km) is bringing a line of thunderstorms across southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky.


The model starts thunderstorm development around noon for south-central Missouri. A couple of stronger cells are indicated by the model in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois around 3:00pm CT.

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