Atmosphere Heating Up & Storms Likely Later TodayApril 30th, 2012 at 1:24 pm by Brandon Redmond under Weather
The atmosphere continues to heat up this afternoon with all of the Miami Valley experiencing temperatures in the upper 70′s as of 1:00 PM and even an 80 degree reading in Springfield! If you’ve been outside lately, you can actually feel the increase in moisture and humidity and it even feels somewhat “sticky” out there. Here is a look at the current surface map and temperatures. You can see the increase in temperatures in the warm sector across Indiana and Ohio.
Storms are developing across portions of Illinois and these storms are expected to increase in coverage and intensity as they spread into portions of Indinaa. The Storm Prediction Center is monitoring the outlined areas (portions of Illinois and Western and Southern Indiana) for a potential Severe Thunderstorm Watch.
Our latest run/update of one of our high resolution forecast models has a line of thunderstorms, likely strong or severe, knocking on the Indiana/Ohio line by 7:00 p.m. this evening. This line will spread across the Miami Valley during the mid to late evening hours with a threat for damaging winds and possibly large hail. The atmosphere also has plenty of moisture to work with, so heavy rainfall is definitely a possibility.
Stay with 2 News & Storm Team 2 throughout the afternoon & evening for the latest on the severe weather and of course we’ll bring you the latest watches & warnings at WDTN.com.