NEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
Issued until 6 a.m. for western Indiana. The threat for severe storms will continue into Wednesday morning as new storms develop in Illinois. Several clusters of storms are dropping east south-east from north central Illinois aided by a nighttime jet stream. These vivid lightning producers will travel all night long bringing the threat for damaging winds as well as prolific rain. Underneath these storms and should they repeat over certain areas overnight – flash flooding could arise.
Storms moving out of Illinois late Tuesday night produced damaging wind gusts from Champaign to Danville then lost steam entering western Indiana. Before the storms weakened the storms produced a strong gust front that raced out in advance of the storms. The winds traveled several miles and produced wind gust of 36 mph at the National Weather Service near the airport and a 43 mph gust at Eagle Creek.
SEVERE THREAT WEDNESDAY
A new round of storms are likely to develop again Wednesday afternoon in advance of an approaching cold front. The atmosphere Wednesday may become unstable again after the morning storms to produce severe storms. The quickness that the air mass recovers will determine the extent of severe weather and will be monitored. Currently we think a severe storms complex will form early afternoon in Illinois again and track east. Be sure to check in Wednesday late morning and again through the evening.