Storms possible Thursday
Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place until 5:00am, January 12, 2023.
Strong storms are going to push through our area late Wednesday night into early Thursday. Some of them could be on the strong side. Then, weaker storms will be possible on and off throughout the day.
The storm potential starts to move in after midnight bringing with it heavy rain, lightning, and a potential for a few severe storms.
By 4-5:00am, the strongest of the storms will have gone through our area, but there will still be the potential for more rain to push in on and off throughout Thursday.
Because of this strong to severe storm chance overnight, the Storm Prediction Center has most of our area in a Level 1 and 2 “Marginal Risk” and “Slight Risk” for severe storms. Hail and damaging wind are possible. There is a small risk for an isolated tornado, as well.
The threat for severe hail is at around 5 to 15%. Quarter size hail will be possible.
The damaging wind risk is also low, but there is still a chance for it with storms that do roll through. With as saturated as the ground is right now, toppled trees is certainly a concern.
As mentioned before, there is a risk for an isolated tornado. There is up to a 5% chance.
Please have a way to be alerted should severe weather impact where you live!
Storm Alert Team Chief Meteorologist