Severe Storms South of Wisconsin Thursday

October 1, 2014 0 Comments

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A rather large territory of the central U.S. could be dealing with severe thunderstorms Thursday.  The zone most at risk runs from about Chicago down to Dallas.  A strong low pressure system lifting northeast from the Central Plains into Wisconsin by evening will push warm and muggy air up into the Mid-Mississippi Valley.  As temperatures heat up into the 70s and 80s in the warm sector the atmosphere will get quite unstable.  Storms should fire up ahead of an approaching cold front from the west. The storms will be tapping strong winds in the atmosphere.  This could lead to damaging winds gusts of 60 mph or greater in some spots in the risk area, along with large hail, isolated tornadoes, and localized flooding.  We could even have a few thunderstorms around the TV-9 area Thursday night, but they would be much weaker, as it will be cooler and not as unstable here.

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As is turns out we are now entering what is typically a second peak in severe weather.  It normally runs from October through early December and is centered from the Ohio Valley down to the Gulf Coast just ahead of stronger fall storms tracking through the middle of the nation.

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StormTrak9 Meteorologist with WAOW-TV in Wausau, WI. Also the owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC.

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