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05/31/2018

Watch Likely to be Issued

The Storm Prediction Center is monitoring the conditions for our area for severe weather for the next day. Based on the data, it is likely that a thunderstorm watch will be issued.  The main threats are going to be gusty, damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning, heavy rain. Isolated tornadoes are possible as well. Read what SPC has to say about the threat below and be sure to stay weather aware.

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Probability of Watch Issuance...60 percent

SUMMARY...Line of storms has recently intensified. Trends will be
monitored for a possible watch.

DISCUSSION...Radar, satellite, and lightning trends all suggest that
cluster of storms over southern IL has recently intensified and has
accelerated in its eastward movement. Storm motion is now over 40
knots, and localized damaging winds have recently been reported.
The air mass ahead of the storms is becoming increasingly unstable
with dewpoints in the 70s and strong heating. Given the increasing
organization of the cluster, a severe thunderstorm watch may needed
soon.

Stay tuned for the latest information. Storms are around the area now and will likely become more numerous with time. Marc, Rick, and I are here and keeping you informed for the rest of today. Be sure to watch the news this afternoon at 11:30 and 12:30 on WDRB. I will have the latest information. If and when storms go severe, we will be updating all of our social media pages, and cut into programming if necessary. The links to my social media pages are below. 

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-Katie McGraw 

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