By: David Shepherd, Director of News & Public Information / Forecaster
8:25 A.M. - The NWS has issued more on today's severe storm threat.
" During the afternoon and evening Tuesday, damaging winds become a primary threat but large hail and isolated tornadoes will also be possible. Review your severe weather plans in preparation for Tuesday’s weather."
3:00 P.M.-- The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has released new details regarding Tuesday's severe weather threat.
A warm front will approach the region from the south during the overnight hours bringing gulf moisture and warmer temperatures to the region. Scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected during the overnight and early morning hours as the warm front moves through. A few strong storms may be possible. Precipitation should diminish in coverage during the day on Tuesday as temperatures soar into the 70’s with winds gusting into the 30 to 40 mph range. Should adequate sunshine occur isolated severe storms will be possible during the late afternoon and early evening.
A strong cold front will move through the area Tuesday evening with strong to severe storms possible between the 7 PM and 1 AM time period. The primary threat will be damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes, and brief torrential rainfall. Temperatures are expected to plummet into the mid 30’s by Wednesday morning.
For reasons given the Storm Prediction Center indicates there will be an ENHANCED risk of locally severe weather Tuesday afternoon and evening.
ORIGINAL STORY: JASPER -- The entire area is under an ENHANCED RISK for severe weather tomorrow. Stay tuned for the latest information. We'll hit the mid 70's Tuesday, then, a powerful cold front will drop highs Wednesday to the mid 40's... that's nearly a 30° drop!
The latest models show the severe weather threat setting up after 3 p.m. for the Dubois County area. While a tornado or two can't be ruled out for our area, it appears the greatest threat of tornadoes will set up south of us in Kentucky. This could change. Stay tuned.
Stay with our network of Dubois County Weather Alert Stations, WITZ FM, WQKZ, and WITZ AM 990 & 99.1 FM JUAN for the latest information as the forecast models update. You can also check back on-line at witzamfm.com.