8 p.m. update: The severe weather threat has ended for our area tonight. Things never quite came together for severe weather in our area. We’ll see a few more scattered showers, but that’s about it for tonight.
4:30 p.m. update – The NWS Storm Prediction Center is monitoring our area and will likely issue a Tornado Watch within the next hour.
Previous Post: After a quiet start to the afternoon, our weather is set to turn nasty around parts of our area this evening.
Severe t’storms with strong winds and tornadoes are possible late this afternoon and evening.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our area in an ENHANCED RISK for severe t’storms. That translates to a 30% chance of severe storms. With later updates, we could be upgraded to a moderate risk.
There’s a 10% chance of seeing a tornado within 25 miles of any given point in the risk area.
Some of the tornadoes could be on the strong side.
These storms are most likely to form late this afternoon and early in the evening.
We’ll have updates throughout the day at OurQuadCities.com and on Local 4 News at 4, 5 and 6.