WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Weather Team 18 is tracking a particularly slow moving area of low pressure that will supply our area with a soggy and stormy week ahead. But concerns are focused on Monday afternoon and evening, as a severe threat will move through Indiana.
News 18 Meteorologist Cameron Hopman said storms will be the trend all week.
“While scattered showers and thunderstorms will be a trend throughout the week, the risk for severe weather will only be limited to Monday afternoon and evening,” said Hopman. “The combination of near 80-degree temperatures and excess moisture may generate large popup thunderstorms capable of producing large hail and and winds stronger than 60 mph.”
Chad Evans, News 18′s Chief Meteorologist, said the sun is out and it’s 70 in central Illinois. He said winds are strong north and south of the storm front with 33 mph gusts.
“A scattered severe threat still looks good, especially given that warm front in the vicinity and the likelihood of it cutting right through area,” said Evans.
The National Weather Service has issued notices of a severe threat for Monday calling for heavy rain and cloud to ground lightning. NWS said the most intense of the storms could have the possibility of producing a tornado, hail up to half-dollar in size and contain damaging winds over 60 mph.
NWS said the greatest risk of the severe threat will be south of Interstate 80, between 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Weather Team 18 will continue tracking this system and we will have severe threat updates online and on News 18 at Five and Six.