West Central Ohio is now under a severe thunderstorm watch until 6 PM with damaging winds being the primary threat.
As mentioned in my previous blog post this is due to a complex of thunderstorms that has developed overnight through Illinois and now into Indiana. The thinking is that these storms which have been tame most of the morning are going to tap into an increasingly unstable atmosphere over parts of Indiana and WC Ohio. Look at the CAPE map below to see values of 3000 j/kg (That’s a good amount of CAPE) just to the South of West Central Ohio.
After these storms push through we’ll still be waiting on a strong cold front later this evening. More storms will likely once again move through with the front, but the question will be can the atmosphere recover from the storms we’ll get this afternoon? This could limit the severity of storms later. Either way, expect two rounds of storms today with the second round later this evening along with the potential for heavy rain too. I’ll be watching…..