Severe Weather Possible on the 4th

Latest Special Weather Statement...

...LINE OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND
MOVE ACROSS THE QUAD STATE REGION SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY
EVENING...

CURRENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL
INTENSIFY AND SWEEP SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION JUST IN TIME FOR
THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY. THE STORMS SHOULD STRENGTHEN SATURDAY
AFTERNOON NORTHWEST OF THE OHIO RIVER AND OVER PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. THE LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WOULD THEN LIKELY
MOVE SOUTHEAST INTO WESTERN KENTUCKY AND FAR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. IF THESE STORMS DEVELOP...
THEY WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND LARGE
HAIL. WE WILL ALSO NEED TO MONITOR FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ISOLATED
TORNADOES.

THOSE WITH OUTDOOR PLANS ON THE 4TH OF JULY SHOULD MONITOR NOAA
WEATHER RADIO...INTERNET OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATER UPDATES
ON THIS SITUATION.

Latest Hazardous Weather Outlook...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST INDIANA...WESTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEAST
MISSOURI.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS CANNOT BE RULED OUT...ESPECIALLY LATE
TONIGHT NORTH OF THE I 64 CORRIDOR. HOWEVER...NO SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED STARTING
EARLY AFTERNOON ON INDEPENDENCE DAY. THESE WILL BE MOST COMMON IN
THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE REGION. HOWEVER...IN THE LATE AFTERNOON
AND EARLY EVENING...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO COALESCE INTO A
LINE AND SWEEP SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE REGION. SOME OF THE
THUNDERSTORMS COULD REACH SEVERE LEVELS DURING THIS TIME. DAMAGING
WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL WILL BE THE PRIMARY HAZARDS...THOUGH
ISOLATED TORNADOES CANNOT BE RULED OUT. THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY SHOULD GRADUALLY DECREASE OVERNIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUESTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.

Where to find weather information:

-NOAA Weather Radio: Click here for more information

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