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Severe Weather Arrives Overnight

Expect an early wakeup call with strong to Severe storms arriving early Tuesday.

Posted: May 3, 2021 5:52 PM

After initially upgrading the Tri-State's threat for Severe Weather to a "3" on the Threat Index early this morning, the Storm Prediction Center of America has dropped much of the region back down to a "2" - this however, doesn't mean we're out of the woods quite yet; we're still expected to see an active 36 hours ahead of us. Following our gloomy start to the day, sunshine has returned to the Tri-State - essentially recharging the atmosphere prior to the arrival of tonight's storm chances. While we may encounter a few pop-up showers or thunderstorms between 6PM and 10PM this evening, the period is expected to remain primarily dry: it's only after midnight that our chances for inclement weather increase.

The latest model data suggests that scattered showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop across Western Tennessee and Kentucky just prior to midnight - from there the pop-up rainfall will shift northward into the Tri-State. There doesn't seem to be a significant threat from these initial bursts of rain, though it's possible that we may see some strong winds or small hail from a few cells - they will continue to affect the region through 3AM Tuesday. The main event however won't likely get underway for the Ohio Valley until 4AM or so; a cluster of storms first developing over the Oklahoma/Arkansas boarder late Monday night will rush northeastward and reach the Tri-State before Tuesday morning's commute.

There's a high likelihood that some of the cells embedded within this cluster could produce damaging straight-line winds in excess of 60 mph and hail larger than an inch and diameter. There's even evidence to suggest broad tornadic rotation may periodically form within this cluster of storms tomorrow morning, so it's important to remain weather aware during the predawn hours Tuesday. The greatest threat for Severe Weather will likely occur between the hours of 4AM and 8AM Tuesday morning - obviously your morning commute will be impacted by these potentially Severe storms, though (much like Monday) our afternoon and early evening look quiet.

Another round of strong to potentially Severe storms looks like it could impact the region Tuesday evening. Rainfall forming along the back edge of a passing a cold front will intensify around tomorrow evening's commute. The latest guidance indicates that the worst of these storms will pass though between the hours of 6PM and 10PM Tuesday and may produce strong winds and small hail as they traverse the region. Thankfully, Tuesday evening's anticipated storms will pale in comparison to what is headed our way early tomorrow morning. Once the last of the rain exits east Tuesday night, we can finally let out a collative sigh of relief and let down our guard - Wednesday looks beautiful. Expect an afternoon high near 64° under mostly sunny skies.

Evansville
Cloudy
22° wxIcon
Hi: 29° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 13°
Owensboro
Cloudy
21° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 11°
Princeton
Cloudy
23° wxIcon
Hi: 28° Lo: 13°
Feels Like: 14°
Madisonville
Cloudy
22° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 12°
Jasper
Cloudy
21° wxIcon
Hi: 29° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 10°
After what was our coldest start today since January 8th, temperatures only climbed as high as 25° in Evansville earlier today, marking our coolest afternoon in just under two weeks. The evening ahead will be equally bone-chilling; after seeing temperatures around 21° at dinnertime we'll tumble back down to 19° by 10 o’clock under gradually decreasing cloud cover. The combination of clear skies and northerly winds will allow temperatures to fall all the way back down to 15° in Evansville early Friday morning. Worse yet, windchill values are expected to dive right back down into the single digits area-wide.
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