Severe Weather Outbreak Expected Across The Region Today
The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of eastern Illinois into Indiana under a HIGH risk for severe thunderstorms today.
An increasing southerly flow will usher in warmer and more humid air this morning. Isolatevere storms will be possible tonight across the area associated with the warm front. One or more rounds of severe storms are expected in this warm/moist airmass today.
The main focus for the high risk will be for an increased tornado threat, starting by late this morning and continuing into early afternoon. The potetntial exists for a few strong, long-lived tornadoes, along with damaging winds and possibly some large hail. There will be a high threat for damaging winds across the area with any thunderstorms, especially this afternoon when wind gusts in excess of 70 mph will be possible.
Forecast details will be updated this morning as additional data arrives and the event begins to unfold. For our latest thoughts and forecast information, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.NorthernIN.gov and our Twitter account @NWSIWX at https://twitter.com/NWSIWX
Last Updated November 17, 2013 at 435 am EST