So, here's the radar this morning showing some lines of showers well out west in Illinois. Those are popping up in association with a low-pressure storm system that will be riding along a stationary front draped over our area this afternoon. Follow along with the images below for a detailed look at today's storm chances - and the reason why we have storm chances.
Below is Futurecast at 4pm showing scattered showers and storms. This is not good timing as school will be letting out and we could still have storms around for the evening commute. The highest chances of storms will be from 2-8pm.
The image below shows the Storm Prediction Center's Severe Weather Outlook. Our area is highlighted under a Slight Risk of severe storms, with the main threats of hail and gusty winds. Our severe weather threat is low today, but if you hear thunder just head inside and wait out any storm that develops.
The next image below shows the CAPE. This is the fuel for thunderstorms to grow. This image is showing around 2pm, and indicated some instability, enough for some thunderstorms to develop - especially over Kentucky.
The final image below is another look at the precipitation around the region this afternoon. We could have a couple waves of showers and storms through 8pm. From 8pm - Midnight some leftover light rain showers will be possible. After midnight, most of the area will be drying out.