March 14, 9:30 AM Update

Severe weather risk up along with high wind threat.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2019 8:21 AM
Updated: Mar. 14, 2019 9:40 AM

We had one round of wind overnight, now another round will pass today ahead of & behind t'storms.  Gusts reached as high as 46 mph overnight with much of the area seeing gusts 30-40 mph.

Wind Advisory is up for the entire viewing area with a High Wind Warning up just west of us in east-central Illinois.

Non-t'storm gusts today may reach 45-60 mph at times.

Per NOAA Storm Prediction Center, the entire viewing area is under a SLIGHT RISK of severe weather morning to early afternoon.

ENHANCED RISK is up east of a Peru to Delphi to east of Crawfordsville line.

The best severe risk is certainly east & southeast of us where the heating will be the greatest, but we still have the potential of some at least isolated severe given very strongly sheared & dynamic environment. 

Should any sort of severe weather occur, main threat is wind, secondary is isolated brief tornado or two, third & fourth are hail & then brief flash flooding from downpours.

There are two line of storms.  One runs from southern Illinois to Louisiana & is moving northeastward.  The other is with the cold front over Missouri.

Both will move through the viewing area morning-early afternoon.

Once t'storms pass, then skies should clear.  Low clouds & much colder temperatures will follow this evening.

Simulated radar now to 3 p.m.:

Some rain/snow showers will go to snow showers before ending tomorrow as temperatures drop into the 30s.  Some localized, brief whitening of the grass cannot be ruled out.  It will melt quickly due to warmer ground temperatures & surface air temperatures above freezing.

Winds may still gust 35-40 mph in the morning & 25-32 mph in the afternoon hours.

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