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Saturday Severe Weather Threat

28 Mar 2020, 12:09 pm


There is a moderate risk for severe storms across North Central Illinois and far Southeastern Iowa, which includes Peoria, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa. Areas in the moderate risk are expected to see rotating thunderstorms that could spawn several strong tornadoes. Large hail and damaging downdraft winds are possible for the entire region in the marginal risk.

A pool of warm and humid air will help to tap into the potential for severe storms. Another component that could add to the storms severity could come from a pocket of air within the Jet Stream that’s comprised of even faster moving air.  This ‘jet streak’ could enhance the rising air that form the thunderstorms (the updraft) which in turn means faster vertical motion that equates to possibly larger hail stones.



Storms are expected to move very quickly today, possibly at 50-70 mph. That could reduce the lead time for warnings before a storm hits so, be sure to have a method to get severe weather alerts for your area.



Numerous severe storms are expected to pop up for the remainder of the day. A few strong storms could persist overnight into Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Make sure to have a plan in place just in case your area is hit with a strong storm.


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Shelly was born and raised in beautiful Georgia. Once she decided meteorology was her passion, she pursued that dream at Florida State University where she got her Bachelor's of Science in Meteorology and also received her minor in Mathematics. While at FSU, she volunteered for a student-run, thirty minute weather show. Her broadcast meteorology teacher said she had real potential, and Shelly has ... Load Morenever looked back since. Before joining WeatherNation, Shelly worked at KIEM-TV in Eureka, California. There, she dealt with floods, fires, rough seas, extreme temperatures, and much more. This only enhanced her love of broadcast meteorology and her love of keeping the public in the know when it comes to weather!

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