Severe Threat remains however appears to be decreasingApril 25th, 2012 at 1:24 pm by Brandon Redmond under Weather
As Jamie mentioned in the blog entry this morning, the Miami Valley has been placed in an “Elevated Risk” for severe storms this evening and tonight.
A light band of rain showers is currently moving through the Western portions of the Miami Valley. This area of rain is associated with the warm front which is currently moving into the Miami Valley. Warmer air can be seen behind the front across portions of Central Indiana.
Temperatures across Indiana have climbed into the 60′s with 70 degree readings showing up across far Western Indiana and Illinois. In Fact as of 1:00 PM, Terre Haute, Indiana had climbed to 72 degrees. As the warm front lifts north, the low clouds will give way to some temporary sunshine and temperatures should continue to climb into at least the middle 60′s and possibly the upper 60′s depending on how much sunshine and heating we are able to get.
As temperatures begin to warm this afternoon, the atmosphere will become unstable across portions of Illinois and Indiana and showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop. These storms will push into the Miami Valley late this evening and overnight tonight. While the threat for severe weather does exist with any storm that develops, a few of the factors needed for severe weather are not quite coming together as earlier thought and therefore the severe weather threat does not appear to be as great as earlier thought. The main threats with any strong or severe storm will be the potential for gusty winds and hail.
Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis will have the latest on the storm potential on 2 News at 5 p.m. and of course we’ll have any watches and warnings posted online at WDTN.com.