The Midwest needs to stay weather aware today as a cold front will bring the chance for severe storms this afternoon and into the evening hours. The timing looks to be from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm but storms could remain strong into the overnight hours.
Damaging wind, hail, and even tornadoes are concerns as the day goes on. Winds could gust upwards of 60+ mph and 2″ hail is possible.
The cold front is the leading edge of some much cooler air that will collide with the warmth and the moisture that is in places across the Midwest. High pressure across the southeast is pumping moisture and some very warm temperatures. Also in the upper levels of the atmosphere, winds will be strong to aid in the development of severe storms.
With all the ingredients in place, wind, hail, and tornadoes are possible today. A Tornado Watch as been issues for central Indiana and eastern Cleveland through 7 pm EST. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.
Since these storms will have ample moisture to work with, heavy rainfall will also occur. Flash flooding will be possible. Be sure to use extra caution will driving, especially tonight. Do no drive through any roads covered in water.
For rain accumulation, most locations could see an inch to three but locally up to 4″ is possible.
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