(WQOW) – A large portion of western Wisconsin is at risk for a second wave of storms that are expected to pop up in the early evening into the night.
Some of these storms may be severe in nature.
Stormtracker 18 meteorologists are keeping a close eye on these systems as they pop up and work their way into our area.
TIMING: As of this afternoon, they look to arrive after 8 or 9 p.m. northwest of Eau Claire and move southeast through midnight. The storms will still be south and southeast of Eau Claire in western Wisconsin through 4 a.m.
THREATS: These storms will again bring the threat of severe weather, with damaging wind gusts the primary threat. Heavy rainfall will also be possible, which adds the threat for flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas and on streets.
A few showers will be possible early tomorrow morning, but the clouds will clear during the day. There’s a very small chance for a few pop up showers or storms each of the next couple afternoons in the heat and humidity, but those chances are quite small. Still, be prepared just in case.
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(WQOW) – The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chippewa County. That warning will expire at 1:30 p.m.
If you are out at Country Fest in Cadott, it is a good idea to take cover in the safest structure you can.
(WQOW) – Our first chance of rain and thunderstorms will arrive shortly after the noon hour, and will carry on throughout the afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday for the Eau Claire area and west central Wisconsin. The watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather. While hail and damaging winds are the primary threats, a brief tornado cannot be ruled out. Review your severe weather safety plan and be prepared to take shelter!
Some of these storms may be severe, with the main threat being hail and damaging winds.
Severe thunderstorm watches were issued for parts of western Wisconsin as early as 4 a.m. Thursday morning. The storm prediction center is calling for an enhanced risk of severe weather. In other words, numerous severe thunderstorms are possible across the Chippewa Valley.
Flooding may be a possibility as well. Parts of the region may see an isolated inch or more of rain. Some models are calling for parts of western Wisconsin to receive nearly two inches of rain over a six hour period. One should not rule out an isolated tornado.