There’s a bit of uncertainty for timing storm chances with our current weather pattern. Our chance of rain depends on many variables, including cloud cover from existing storms, the exact location of the frontal boundary, atmospheric stability, and heat/energy from the sun…..just to name a few.
Showers and thunderstorms developing over the Plains states Saturday night are the main focus now. Some of those storms may hold together and brush our local area. It looks like our best chance for rain will begin by sunrise Sunday morning. A warm front will lift north from central Illinois throughout the day, and will act as a triggering mechanism for isolated thunderstorms. I stress the word ‘isolated,’ since our chance of rain will be 30% and thunderstorms will be limited in coverage. Isolated storms will remain possible through Sunday evening.
In regards to Threatrack|HD, I’ve put our severe weather risk at a Level 2, or Low Risk. As witnessed Friday along the I-88 corridor, some thunderstorms may turn severe and contain damaging wind gusts.
Hopefully we can see some beneficial rain without any of the severe stuff!
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