Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Severe Weather Risk

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Evening update:

Scattered storms that developed east of I-75 have pushed out of the viewing area.  This prompted a few scattered warnings for thunderstorms that had the potential of producing hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.  A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10 pm tonight for our eastern counties; however the main threat has passed for strong or severe storms.  This watch will likely be allowed to expire early. 

Early afternoon update:

Scattered storms are developing in some areas.  Some additional storms will fire up through late afternoon and early evening.  Storms will be scattered -- so not all areas will be affected.  A few of the storms could be strong.

Noon update:

The National Weather Service is evaluating our area for a possible watch. 

11 am update: 

The first line of showers & thunder has passed through the northern half of our viewing area.  Clouds will break for some sun.  A few storms are beginning to develop in northeast Indiana up through Hillsdale county.  These will continue to develop and track northeastward.

6 am post:

Storm clusters will track into the area today from the west.  The time frame of mid/late morning through the afternoon is the best chance for the area to see rain and storms.  A cold front will pass through late this evening, so some thunderstorms are possible until then.

As the mugginess continues to increase, this will create an environment for storms to unleash heavy rainfall. 

Some of these storms could be severe with strong winds and large hail.  Updated watches and warnings, when they occur, will be posted on our weather page.