(12:30PM - 3/26/20) A storm system is expected to move through the region over the coming days, and along with it will come a severe t'storm threat for Friday and Saturday.
Friday morning-Friday night...
Areas of scattered showers and t'storms will be ongoing early Friday morning across Missouri. This activity is expected to spread eastward, into Central and Southern Illinois Friday morning. This activity will then continues in periods across these areas into Friday afternoon. Re-newed development of showers and t'storms will occur across Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri Friday afternoon, with this activity then likely to push northeast into Central and Southern Illinois Friday evening into night. A marginal environment will be in place, but will be enough to support a minimal to limited severe t'storm threat across Central and Southern Illinois. Damaging winds and large hail will the the severe weather threats.
Saturday morning-Saturday night...
Scattered areas of showers and t'storms will be ongoing across the state Saturday morning, as a warm front quickly lifts northward across the state. This activity will quickly clear out of most of the state by late morning to early afternoon, as the aforementioned warm front lifts into Northern Illinois by early to mid afternoon. Along and south of the warm front, a favorable environment will be in place, with low instability, good moisture and great forcing expected. Scattered showers and t'storms are expected to develop along a dry line, which is expected to be int he vicinity of the Mississippi River by early to mid afternoon. This activity will quickly race northeast across the state, posing some severe weather threat. All modes of severe weather will be possible. While it is a bit too early to delineate specific risk levels at this time, the next update will likely feature the first outlook for Saturday.
Below is the severe t'storm forecast for Friday morning-Friday night.
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