Thunderstorms for New Year’s Eve!

capecape2While severe thunderstorms aren’t in the forecast for us, downstate Illinois could see a round of severe thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon with damaging wind and even an isolated tornado.

Our Severe Weather Index places some feisty storms from the Quad Cities, southward toward Quincy early in the afternoon. The highest probability of severe will be near St. Louis, southward where more instability is located. Storms will move northeast, mainly along the I-55 corridor through the day. Storms will weaken as they move into a more stable environment north of I-80. So while a few rumbles are certainly possible for New Year’s Eve evening, the severe storm threat will thankfully stay southeast. -ES


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This post was written by qni_it on December 30, 2010

3 Comments so far

  1. Shirley December 30, 2010 5:08 PM

    This is a horrible way to end the year.

  2. Ron December 30, 2010 7:23 PM

    Eric, I was curious if you knew what the coldest it can be and still produce tornados?

    Thanks for your time


  3. Eric Sorensen December 30, 2010 10:45 PM

    Ron: A good rule of thumb concerning severe weather is usually a 50 degree dewpoint. -ES


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