Severe Threat For Today

February 20th, 2014 at 11:36 am by under Weather, WTHI Blog

The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the ‘slight risk’ of severe storms area to include the entire Wabash Valley. Damaging winds gusts up 60+ mph and flash flooding are the main concerns. It isn’t out of the question storms embedded in the line could contain rotation leading to brief spin-ups, although straight line winds look to be a bigger issue. Main timing of this is between 4 and 8 p.m. EST.

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A line of t-storms develop along the cold front impacting our IL counties first just after 6 p.m. EST/5 p.m. CST. The line will push into our IN counties around 7 p.m. EST. We could see a few isolated thunderstorms popping-up ahead of the main line. These storms have the potential to reach severe limits with damaging wind gusts.

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The line of thunderstorms will begin to exit our IL and impact mainly our IN locations around 8 p.m. EST. This is a very typical “squall line” set-up with all the upper-level atmospheric support needed for strong storm development. By 9 p.m. EST, this quick moving line will move into central Indiana and start to exit the Wabash Valley. Severe threat diminishes at this point as well.

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Strong winds (45+ mph gusts) continue during the overnight/early Friday morning. Cold air returns & a few snow flurries are possible.

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Stay tuned to Storm Team 10 throughout the day as we continue to bring you the latest both on-air and online at wthitv.com.

One Response to “Severe Threat For Today”

  1. mike galloway says:

    Once again overbroadcast and sensationalized. Wouldnt need these warnings if more people took care of themselves.