Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Update from Storm Prediction Center Concerning Thursday Storms

The Storm Prediction Center has published their afternoon "Day 2 Outlook".  The outlook covers the time between 8am EDT Thursday through 8am EDT Friday.

To note, the threat has shifted slightly further north according to SPC forecasters.

While I am not a fan of the "Enhanced" and "Marginal" outlook areas it is of interest to note the location of what I'd refer to as a "heightened" risk for severe storms.  In fact, the enhanced area lines up with the area I suggested of "greatest risk" earlier today.

Tornado Probability 8am EDT Thursday through 8am EDT Friday
The main threat continues to be damaging wind and tornadoes.

Computer model projection of power outages through Friday morning.
With damaging wind and tornadoes being a threat, the potential does exist for some power outages across central Indiana.

Storms in Missouri will likely occur the afternoon/early evening.  Storms in southern Illinois and western Kentucky will likely occur during the late afternoon/evening.  The window for storms in Indiana will be evening in to the night.

I'll post another update this evening as more data becomes available.

On a side note... I am considering providing live streaming coverage of storms Thursday evening/night.  Is that something you would watch?  Let me know by leaving a comment.

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