Evening Update To Severe Storm Potential
As we have moved through the evening we have seen two trends in the storms tonight. They are getting strong over Arkansas where the instability is higher and the severe threat is decreasing over Illinois with only one warning still in effect.
The strongest storm in Illinois is pushing about 35,000 feet.
What we do know is that the wind energy is highly supportive of severe weather, but the instability is still lacking in our area. Notice the latest analysis of the region shows absolutely no instability in our area.
The storms will likely have isolated severe for the next 2 hours and then start to really go flat. I think isolated severe reports are still possible west of I-65 and this is something I will be watching closely through the night. Here is a look at AdvanceTrak showing a general weakening trend as the storms move across our area. Keep in mind, the timestamp is on the top right part of each image.
Since isolated severe warnings are still possible tonight, I will be here watching the storms for you. If you want to stay in touch with me even if you are not by a TV, just head to my facebook page and click "LIKE"...