One year ago today we had measurable snow - two years ago it was 77°. April temps can be fickle! Great Tuesday with sunshine and temps above normal for the 6th straight day! The string of mild days have elevated April 2019 to 4° per day above normal and a whopping 14° warmer than last April to date!
STORM EMERGES LATE WORK WEEK
Warm and unstable air spreads north Thursday evening as a powerhouse storm strengthens and emerges from the Rockies.
The storm has a winter component and resembles the same storm and track back before St. Patrick's Day, and expected to deliver blizzard conditions and snowfall measured in feet.
In the warm sector, ingredients (jet stream & unstable air) support strong/severe line of storms sweeping the state after dark. Damaging winds are the main threat. The forecast warrants close monitoring.
The SPC (Storm Prediction Center) has out looked a portion of Illinois and Indiana for a 'slight' risk of severe weather, their next update will likely be expanded. A severe weather watch box will likely be required late Thursday into early Friday morning. Check back Wednesday and Thursday fore updates here and on air!