Please be ALERT -- Wednesday night will bring the greatest threat of severe weather so far this season. We have our First Alert Day in effect for the expected storms.
|First Aler Day|
The latest update from the Storm Prediction Center has our area in our first MODERATE risk for severe storms of the season on Wednesday night.
|Severe Risk Areas|
Our exclusive hour by hour forecast pinpoints the greatest threat of severe storms after 10 PM Wednesday. Storms that develop are likely to merge into a MCS (Mesoscale Convective System) or large cluster of storms that contain "bow echo" segments that produce widespread damage and possible weak tornadoes.
|Hour By Hour -- 10 PM Wednesday|
|Hour By Hour -- 1 AM Thursday|
Greatest threats will be wind damage, however, large hail and even tornadoes are possible.
|Severe Storm Threats|
The benefit of a storm system like this? MCS storm complexes during the summer months of June, July & August are responsible for much needed rainfall during the very important growing season. If these storms materialize, heavy rainfall of 1 to 2" may be possible across much of the area! That would go a long way to quench the very dry weather we have recently seen.
~Meteorologist Chris Vickers
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