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Severe Weather Threat Wednesday

Severe Weather Threat Wednesday

by Monty Webb

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 3 at 8:16 PM

Severe Weather Threat Increases Wednesday

So far it has been a very quiet severe weather season for us in Kentuckiana, but I think that is about to change Wednesday afternoon and night.  Strong to severe storms will begin to fire up after 3pm with the potential for damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes.

The Set-Up

Severe storms and tornadoes are currently developing across Nebraska and Iowa this evening along a warm front.  They have a Tornado Watch until 1:00 AM Wednesday.  Notice SPC has NE and IA in a High Risk Threat through tonight.

These storms will move southeast along the front and arrive in Indiana tomorrow morning.  However, they will weaken, but we could still see some strong storms during the morning hours north of the river.  These storms will leave boundaries that will interact with a cold front late tomorrow afternoon-night causing severe storms to develop.


Our Risk Wednesday

SPC has us in a Slight Risk for severe storms tomorrow.  I think parts of Kentuckiana (probably along and north of I-64) will will be elevated to a moderate risk when the new Outlook is issued either tonight or Wednesday morning.


SPC has us in a 30% chance for severe weather tomorrow and the included the "hatched" area for us as well.  Which means there is a 10% chance or greater risk for significant severe weather within 25 miles from any point on the map.  Bottom line...  It is warning us things could get bad tomorrow.

Main Threats
- Damaging Winds: 60-75mph
- Hail
- Heavy Rain, Lightning
- Isolated Tornadoes

Storm Timing
- Kentuckiana: 2pm to Midnight
- Northern Counties: 2-6pm
- North and South of OH River (Metro): 5-8pm
- Southern Counties: 8pm-Midnight

Futurecast (Note Time Stamp on Banner)

Scattered storms are possible Wednesday morning. A few could be locally strong.

Final Thoughts...

I believe areas along and north of the Ohio River (including the Metro) will likely be upgraded to a Moderate Risk for Wednesday.  Farther south it depends were those boundaries set up after the morning storms.  It looks like it will be a very busy day!

The entire WHAS11 Storm Team will be here tracking the storms as they develop and move through the region. 

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