Tornado Watch Issued For Surrounding Area

Source WBRC

He encouraged residents of Central Indiana to watch for weather developments either through the NWS Indianapolis Facebook or Twitter pages, local news outlets or by listening to a weather radio. Weather changes quickly. Your full team of First Alert meteorologists- Jerry Jackson, Dontae Jones, Pierce Legeion, Megan Lindsey and David Sawyer- will keep you updated. That pushes in warm, moist, and ultimately unstable air. These storms would go on to bring 40-60 miles per hour wind gusts to the region, knocking a semitrailer over in La Salle County. These reports can prompt warnings that save lives - a proven fact we've seen many times in our region.

The Bald Knob storm was part of the same system that produced a wall cloud near Mayflower, Arkansas, which was hit in 2014 by a tornado with winds approaching 200 miles per hour. (Think of a boiling pot of water with the lid on it, all of the energy is being held back). Temperatures return to normal for most of the week. All in all, the sun coming out is a bad thing. They will use an abundance of wind energy to form and will be capable of being severe. There could be a threat of severe weather around March 14th-15th. Threats include large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.

We expect storms to trigger close to the cold front, and they may arrive in the form of a squall line that develops over the Ohio Valley.

A powerful storm system brought an early round of severe weather to Central Illinois on Tuesday.

The Missouri Department of Transportation closed Interstate 55 in both directions because of storm damage in Perryville, about 65 miles south of St. Louis. The evening storms have a small chance of being severe.

2 until 6 pm there's a chance for discrete supercells to form.

The National Weather Service says the metro-east could be in for a bit of a wild weather ride on this Mardi Gras.

Between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., the temperature is forecast to drop from the low 50s down to the freezing mark behind a passing cold front. This line will be accompanied with very strong storms.

Timing: 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. These threats are highest along and north of I-64 overnight. These thunderstorms are expected to then move eastward tonight.