SPC Convective Outlook Map - Issued at 11:25 a.m. 04/03/12.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed our entire region in a slight risk category for severe weather today. An upper level low pressure system is slowly moving into the area and as this system interacts with the warm, moist air in the Ohio Valley, thunderstorms are expected to develop. The weather folks are saying our best chance for seeing storms will be from late this afternoon through late this evening. Large hail and localized damaging wind gusts are possible with the stronger thunderstorms. Please monitor the weather closely as we go through the day and keep your NOAA Weather Radio handy. Remember, weather updates from the National Weather Service and Zoom Radar are available here on EvansvilleWatch Online. Simply visit our LOCAL WEATHER and RADAR pages for the latest!
The National Weather Service says once this upper low moves east of us, the northwest flow behind it will deliver cooler weather into the region. This will result in temperatures returning to more seasonal early April levels over the latter half of the week. More details in the NWS Weather Story below:
A slow moving upper level low will track east from New Mexico into the southern Plains today through Wednesday. The result will be a good chance of showers and thunderstorms across the area, first today into the evening hours, then again from midday Wednesday on. The upper low will also bring temperatures back down to normal early April normals.