Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Eau Claire, Chippewa Counties

(WQOW) – The Stormtracker 18 Weather Team is closing monitoring weather conditions today and severe weather is possible this evening.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of the area in an “enhanced” risk for severe weather, which means “numerous severe storms are possible.” Unfortunately, all threats are on the table, including damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.

We’ve already seen some stronger storms this afternoon, most west and north of Eau Claire

Rain impacted the Chippewa Valley Thursday morning, which formed a warm front that lifted north.

Make sure you know how to get warnings this evening, whether that’s a weather radio, keeping the TV on News 18, or by using the Stormtracker 18 Weather app, making sure notifications for severe weather are turned on.

Tornadoes in this setup can spin up quickly within the line, and not every one can be detected by radar until it’s happening, so be prepared to take shelter on a moment’s notice. Once we get through tonight, our weather changes drastically.

With the warmer and more humid conditions in part of the area, and a considerable amount of wind shear in the atmosphere (change of wind speed and direction with height), severe weather is a real possibility. Keep an eye on the sky and stay tuned for the latest information. Of course, the WQOW weather app will notify you if severe weather alerts issued for your area. Also, depending on the situation, we will send you specific information.

In addition to the threat of severe weather, we will monitor rain totals. Today and tonight, some locations could receive over two inches of rain. The rain will wind down late tonight, though a few showers could linger tomorrow morning.

WQOW Staff

WQOW Staff

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