Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Severe Weather Threat Across the Ohio Valley Region Today...

Above is the latest severe weather outlook for this afternoon into tonight from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK. Severe storms are forecast within the yellow shaded area on the image across portions of the Midwest and Ohio Valley regions.

The atmosphere is forecast to become more unstable across this region during the afternoon and evening hours, resulting in an increased likelihood of thunderstorm development, some of which may become severe.

Large hail, damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes are possible with the activity that forms across the region.  In particular, very large hail (in excess of 2 inches in diameter) is possible within the red shaded and black hatched area on the image below:

Some of the activity may form into a larger cluster or complex of strong to severe storms and then progress East/Southeastward across the region overnight tonight.

If you live across this region, be sure to identify your best sheltering option for today and tonight.  Have a plan in place ahead of time, that way you can quickly move to shelter if severe weather threatens or a warning is issued.  

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