(12:00PM - 12/1/18) A brief/quick update on the expected severe t'storm threat across portions of the state today. Everything seems on track from the prior update, with just minor placement changes on our severe weather threat TAM.
A storm system moving through the region will help set the stage for a late season severe weather event across portions of the state today. By mid-afternoon a cold from will be sweeping east from Western Missouri into Western and Southwest Illinois. Ahead of this front will be a moderately favorable environment for this time of year. This environment will feature moderate instability (1000-1500 CAPE), moderate moisture (Upper 50's dew points), favorable upper level environment, a nice push of higher lapse rates, and nicely curved hodographs.
Scattered thunderstorms will develop in the vicinity of the front across portions of Western Missouri, Western and Southwest Illinois this afternoon. This activity will push northeast across portions of Central and Southern Illinois through the rest of the afternoon and evening, posing a severe threat. All modes of severe weather will be possible, including a tornado threat, given a favorable environment. All of this activity will weaken and the severe threat will end, as it pushes into Northern and Eastern Illinois by early Saturday night.
Below is our final and latest updated severe weather threat TAM. Only minor placement changes were made since the last update.