Severe Storms Possible This Evening; Colder Temperatures Friday

Feb 23, 2012

According to the National Weather Service, strengthening low pressure will move into Indiana today. Scattered strong to severe storms are expected to accompany the resulting cold front.

Storms should initially erupt over southern Illinois and southwest Indiana around mid-afternoon, and progress to the east, exiting the eastern Kentucky Blue Grass by mid-evening.

Isolated tornadoes, gusty winds, and large hail will all be possible. The best chance for severe weather, including tornadoes, will be along the Interstate 64 corridor across far southern Indiana and northern Kentucky late this afternoon and early this evening.

There is still some uncertainty in the forecast -- the amount of atmospheric instability we will have this afternoon is in question. Stay tuned to the latest updates as the situation unfolds today.

Review your severe weather action plan this morning whether at home, work, or school. Ensure that your NOAA Weather Radio is in good operating condition and programmed correctly.