The threat for storms to increase and become severe is very high this afternoon and evening. While wind gusts will be the main threat, there is also a low-end chance of a tornado too. From snow to start the workweek to now thunderstorms we have had our fair share of everything. It will hit southern IL around 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and western Kentucky between 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Plan on monitoring the weather closely this evening and you can count on the 7 Stormteam to keep you updated on the potential for severe weather.
The system notifies locals with emergency information through phone calls, text messages, emails and social media.
Timing still brings most rain in after midnight with the most active periods between 2 am and 5 am.
A line of storms will likely arrive between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. impacting Northwest Alabama. Gusts of 30 miles per hour or higher possible. Average highs are in the low to mid 50s, and some of us may not see the 50s until the middle of the month. Areas well to our north near west Kentucky will be where the worst severe weather ingredients set up some time on Tuesday, Tuesday night, and Wednesday.
Then a few communities could experience a light freeze Thursday morning with temperatures dropping into the low to mid 30s.
As of Monday evening, the National Weather Service puts parts of the Tri-State under an enhanced risk for severe weather. Much colder air builds in tomorrow.