Thursday Alert Day: All you need to know

ALERT: Damaging winds overnight, into Friday

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -Alert Day for Thursday night continues as strong winds will enhance isolated severe thunderstorm developement late Thursday and early Friday morning.

The greatest threat for isolated damaging winds has shifted to the northwest a bit, so it mainly covers southern Illinois. Atmospheric dynamics will be most favorable for storms in that area, but damaging winds can’t be ruled out elsewhere.

Again, looking at probabilities, you can see how the slight risk lines up the with 15% probability of damaging winds occurring within the orange-shaded area (southern Illinois)

The wind advisory will continue through Thursday evening and may be extended a little later, depending on the timing of the cold front and storms.

By Thursday afternoon, winds had already gusted over 40mph in many spots. Higher gusts will be possible through Thursday night:

Based on the current model trends, the line of storms should develop along the Mississippi River between 6-9pm and then move east across the Tri-State between 11pm and 2am. Some locally heavy rainfall will be possible. Wind threat will diminish after the front clears the area.

Make sure you have a way to get weather alerts while you sleep on Thursday night. Check to see that you have notifications turned on in the 14First Alert App and make sure your NOAA weather radio is set to give an alert.

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