Storms are now about an hour from our western counties. They are exhibiting some weakening but the low level jet is still strong and I will be sticking around to make sure they don’t reintensify or bow out further.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for Green, Jodaviess, Stephenson, and Carroll counties until 5am Sunday. We are tracking a large bow echo moving rapidly toward the area through the evening. Low level jet winds are expected to intensify within the next few hours and fuel the storms further. I will be monitoring the situation through the evening.
Thunderstorms will once again be possible through the overnight hours with warm and muggy lows around 70. As of 10:45, I am tracking a line of severe storms from Winona, MN to Ft. Dodge, IA. They are moving into a favorable airmass and we will keep tabs on the storms as the low level jet ramps up in the next hour or two to fuel them further. I will be online and on air if need be later on. I expect arrival times between 1am and 3am through our western counties.
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This post was written by Aaron Brackett on June 26, 2010