Severe weather possible Tuesday night through Wednesday morning
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 01, 2017,
Mar 01, 2017, 6:07
While it looks like these thunderstorms will hold off for your commute home, it's later in the evening that we're likely to see a line of showers and thunderstorms develop. All thunderstorms, whether severe or not, will be capable of producing deadly and damaging lightning.
A tornado watch remained in effect in northern and central IL late Tuesday.
Maximum temperatures will warm each day through Friday, the forecast discussion says, and then Saturday will cool some as the offshore flow relaxes.
Forecasts are calling for severe weather, including damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour and quarter sized hail, for the Montgomery area on Wednesday.
A tornado watch remained in effect in northern and central IL until 10 p.m. Trees and power lines were also down in the area.
At the Morgan County Emergency Management Agency, Brandy Davis, an emergency management specialist, said this morning that local officials have already participated in one severe weather briefing and another is planned for 2 p.m. today.
The tornado was expected to be near Marseilles around 4:55 p.m., Seneca around 5:05 p.m., Morris around 5:20 p.m. and Channahon and Minooka around 5:30 p.m.
A second round of storms could move in overnight with that cold front.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed a large part of Alabama under a risk for severe weather on Wednesday, with even higher probabilities for parts of north and central Alabama.
Steffes said no major damage was reported Tuesday night in Grundy County.
For Sunday night into Monday morning, a quick moving upper level disturbance will bring scattered thunderstorms to much of the ArkLaTex.
Occasional showers will move through Tuesday ahead of a warm front.
Forecasters warned of a "moderate risk" of severe weather, and were especially concerned about the area from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to Louisville, Kentucky.
High risk areas include: Columbus, OH.Nashville, TN.Cincinnati, OH.Lexington-Fayette, KY.Louisville, KY.