I'm a 31 year old weather enthusiast from Central Ohio. Certified SKYWARN storm spotter.
By: Buckey2745 , 2:11 PM GMT on June 04, 2014
I said yesterday that I thought Wednesday would be our most active day of severe weather this year. And I think that may be the case... for Kentucky. For us here in Central Ohio, I think we're going to miss out on this one.
The SPC has already moved the Slight Risk area points south of I-70, but even that I think might be too far north. I'm thinking a line from Cincinnati to Parkersburg, WV would be a much better cut off for the northern extent of the severe weather today.
And here's why. A leftover MCS from the storms in the Plains yesterday is entering our area this morning. It's weakened considerably and hasn't had any warnings for hours. The cloud shield and the overall moisture involved with this will absolutely limit our instability. The line behind it may begin to strengthen some with daytime heating, but I think the worst we could possibly see from this would be a gust front with some 50mph winds.
Instead I think the area south of this MCS, where clearing has allowed to occur and will be untapped until this afternoon, will have a much better chance at discrete supercells, with decently strong tornadoes possible today.
Today will be a wet day for us here in Central Ohio with a slight chance we could see some kind of bowing segment move through in the late afternoon hours, but I don't think we will see anything like they saw in the Plains yesterday. Keep an eye to the sky, I'll summarize tomorrow or Friday if anything significant happens.
Severe Weather Stats:
Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 2
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4
Tornado Watches: 1
Tornado Warnings: 1
Flood Watches: 4
Flood Warnings: 3
Heat Advisories: 0
Excessive Heat Warnings: 0
Red Flag Warnings: 0
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