12:30 P.M. Update

July 12th, 2014 at 12:24 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Skies are clearing in central Illinois with heat index pushing 100 with currently temperatures as high as 90.

I expect the current wave of rain/storms to exit over the next few hours, followed by some clearing with it really heating up.

Severe t’storms will form in Iowa this afternoon with potential watch issuance in the coming hours.

This will tend to congeal into a line & move east & southeastward.  Wind/hail/tornado threat will exist in Iowa to northern Illinois & southern Wisconsin with this.  Here, main threat is some scattered severe gusts as it arrives.  Isolated hail/brief, weak, EF0 tornado cannot be ruled out.

It appears that the line may be at/near northern Newton/Jasper by 10 p.m.  It will then progress through overnight & any lingering rain will exit tomorrow morning.  A few more showers/storms may re-develop later tomorrow.

Stay tuned for updates to forecast.

123Midwest II

10 Responses to “12:30 P.M. Update”

  1. cathy says:

    Thanks for the update Chad. Radar looks pretty bad but nothing but rain here in south lafayette

  2. Ryan H says:

    Chad, will there be enough instability around here to sustain the storms as they approach?

  3. Ryan H in WL says:

    CAPE is ramping up in Illinois, upwards of 3500 in some spots.

  4. Thanks, Chad…..planning to attend a block party this afternoon around 5:00 p.m. Sounds like it is a “go”.Will be watching radar and YOU later on <3

    We have recorded .64 inch rain. Was a beautiful rain, we got every drop. I know farmers are crying "enough" but I also know there is corn ready to tassel that needs some moisture to scatter that pollen ;)

    70* temp with a lightening sky in the west.

    MA in REM

  5. Jim says:

    Mary Anne looks like you got some rain. Had to dump the gauge.

  6. yes we sure did. Are you back in K-town? Just in time for some possible sever storms tonight!

  7. Teri says:

    Measure 0.57″ of rain where I am in Lafayette, dew point is now up to 72.7* and temp is 78.3* sun is coming out!

  8. Tim north of Veedersburg says:

    Exactly one inch of rain from this morning rain event.

  9. Jim says:

    MA. Yes. Got back this AM. Ready for the round tonight.

  10. There is a tor watch out for NW counties in IL but as of now I see only flood warnings. Hope it stays that way. oops…I now see a t-storm warning.

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