LATEST- Severe Weather Risk

A risk for severe weather is in play for all of us in the Stateline, mainly by mid-late afternoon and into the evening. In fact, parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri have already seen severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings earlier this morning.

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Expect rain showers all day, beginning in the morning and lasting until around midnight tonight. A few thunderstorms could pop up by late morning/very early afternoon, though there is a low risk for those to turn severe.

There’s a better chance at some severe thunderstorms by mid to late afternoon and into the evening, as a cool front sweeps through the Stateline- clashing a cool air mass with a warm one. Damaging winds and an isolated tornado are both risks associated with these thunderstorms. Be weather aware today, many of us aren’t thinking of severe weather during the month of December. It has happened before, and could happen again today/tonight.

12-23-15 TT

If you’re headed south or southeast for the holidays, be on the lookout. An enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are in place for far southern Illinois and Indiana, central and western Kentucky and Tennessee, northwestern Alabama, central and northern Mississippi, eastern Arkansas, and southeastern Missouri.
If you’re headed east toward Chicago, south into central Illinois, or southwest toward the Quad Cities, a slight risk for damaging winds and an isolated tornado is in place.

Otherwise, a foggy morning with temperatures in the upper 40s will be in place through the late morning. We’ll climb to near 60 degrees this afternoon, with winds gusting up to 30mph (higher, when in a thunderstorm). Rain and t’storms until about 7 or 8PM tonight, then a little rain possible until midnight.

-Meteorologist Morgan Kolkmeyer

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This post was written by Morgan Kolkmeyer on December 23, 2015

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