GREATER LAFAYETTE AREA, Ind. (WLFI) - Yet another day of thick, sticky heat is leading to another line of heavy storms. It's also another well-organized line of severe storms with high winds, like Monday's storm system.
WLFI Chief Meteorologist Chad Evans says after rapidly firing in western Illinois, the storms will move toward our area swiftly, being carried by 55 to 70 mile-per-hour winds.
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Evans said these storms will be much like the activity the area saw last Friday and Saturday.
"(The storm) lines will move quickly," Evans said. "But intense, torrential rainfall will accompany the line, which may lead to localized flash flooding."
Evans said the potential exists for a severe thunderstorm watch to be issued for part of – if not all – of the viewing area Tuesday afternoon and evening.
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High winds are blowing the storm system toward our region, and they will sustain to make quite windy conditions as the storm passes through.
"I would not be surprised to see a narrow corridor somewhere of enhanced, significant wind of up to 75 to 85 miles per hour (speeds), though such a corridor would be localized," Evans said.
Evans stressed the main threat Tuesday night would be damaging straight-line winds.
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Keep an eye on this storm system's outlook and find helpful resources for weather events on WLFI.com.
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