The second mcs to our northwest has refired this afternoon to produce numerous thunderstorms just to the northwest of our region. These storms are developing rapidly this afternoon and will continue to slowly move southeast into the Bowling Green area by early evening. Large hail, gusty winds and hvy rains are possible with these cells. The best chances will be from 4 and 7 pm ct for storms.
DISCUSSION…WITH A VERY UNSTABLE AND VIRTUALLY UNCAPPED AIR MASS
ACROSS THE WATCH AREA…THUNDERSTORMS ARE INCREASING RAPIDLY IN
INTENSITY AND NUMBER. WITH ONLY 20-30 KT OF SHEAR…PULSE SEVERE IS
PRIMARY THREAT INCLUDING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING DOWNBURST WINDS.
I’ll have more in the comments section as these storms move closer.
LI values are near -9, the atmosphere is extremly unstable now, favorable for severe storms.
61 mph gust reported at the mesonet site in ohio county.
…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHERN SIMPSON…EASTERN
LOGAN…WESTERN WARREN AND SOUTHERN BUTLER COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT
445 PM CDT…
THE STORMS THAT PROMPTED THE WARNING HAVE WEAKENED AND ARE NO LONGER
SEVERE. HOWEVER STRONG STORMS REMAIN IN THE AREA. THESE ARE CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING