Severe storms possible later this week


by Kristin Walls

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 1 at 11:46 AM

What a beautiful looking day for this first day of April!  But, it is that time of the year for storms.  Lots of changes on the way starting tomorrow!

Let's dive right into the forecast!  A cold front moved through the area this morning with only a few showers.  This front will lift back to the north as a warm front later this evening with a few showers possible.

This front will stall just north of the area as a "stationary boundary."  Several waves will ride along the boundary producing showers and thunderstorms.  On Wednesday, the severe weather threat looks very low.  In the morning, a few showers/storms will be possible north of I-64.  By afternoon, the wet weather shifts south.

By Thursday and Friday, our severe weather threat increases.  It looks like 2 rounds of strong to severe storms will be possible.  The first round will arrive Thursday morning, which is the coolest part of the day.  This will help a bit with the intensity of the storms.  I still think a few strong or severe storms will be possible, but I'm not looking for an outbreak of severe weather.

As you can see from below, Kentuckiana is included in the slight risk for severe storms Thursday.

The main threats from these storms will be heavy rain, damaging winds, large hail and frequent lightning.

Futurecast shows the showers and storms around for the morning commute.  By the afternoon, a few showers continue to linger around the area.  This will actually help with the severe weather threat for the second round.  If we were to break out into more sunshine Thursday afternoon, then our threat will be higher for severe storms Thursday night into Friday morning.

A cold front will slice through the area Friday morning bringing our second round of showers and storms.  The main threats are still the same...heavy rain, damaging winds, hail and lightning.

We will also have to watch out for the possibility of localized flooding.  The area could pick up anywhere from 1 to 3" of rain with the highest amounts in southern Indiana.

Keep it tuned to WHAS11 for the latest update on the weather later this week.  Please to sure to follow me on Twitter @WHAS11Kristin and on Facebook Kristin Walls WHAS11 for frequent weather updates.

Enjoy the gorgeous day today!!!