Severe weather risk Wednesday: Damaging winds, hail possible

The severe risk map is issued by the National Weather Service is updated every couple of hours. The parameters of this map may change throughout the course of the day.

WABASH VALLEY, (WTHI) – The entire Wabash Valley is under a risk for severe weather Wednesday as scattered showers and storms are expected to move through the area in two waves.

A very unstable atmosphere will allow storm development from 7:00 a.m., moving forward. The first wave developed early Wednesday morning, as a warm front surged through the area. The majority of the Wabash Valley saw heavy rain and lightning. There are some roads in the Terre Haute area that are flooded.

Storm Team 10 measured about 2 inches of rain at the News 10 station by 10:30 a.m.

A second wave will develop in the late afternoon/early evening as an upper level disturbance interacts with the warm front moving through the area.

Because of that setup, the National Weather Service has placed the entire Wabash Valley under a marginal-to-enhanced risk. Today’s threats, if the weather becomes strong to severe, include damaging wind gusts, large sized hail, heavy downpours and cloud-to-ground lightning. Any time a heavy amount of rain falls in a short amount of time, flash flooding is possible as well.

Parts of the Wabash Valley has already seen severe warnings and/or watches today, so make sure you check this page regularly, or keep an eye on your Storm Team 10 mobile app.

And if you have some good weather photos you want to send in, send them to us using our Report It! feature! But remember, always stay safe when taking photos.

The severe risk map is issued by the National Weather Service is updated every couple of hours. The parameters of this map may change throughout the course of the day.

 

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