Ingredients are here for severe storms later today

May 31st, 2013 at 10:09 am by under Weather

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There is a slight risk (area in yellow) for severe storms from Green Bay, through the Fox Cities, and into Southern Wisconsin.  The primary threat from storms today will be large hail and damaging winds.

Scattered thunderstorms will develop early this afternoon (1pm) in Southwest Wisconsin.  These storms will race north into parts of NE Wisconsin today. 

The ingredients for severe weather include a strong jet stream and warm air at 4 thousand feet moving from Iowa into Wisconsin.  The jet and warm air will cause lift creating the storms.

The storm will also feed off of high humidity that is located on top of us.  We just need more sunshine to warm the air for the atmosphere to become conducive for severe storms. 

The Fox11 weather team will keep a close eye on our skies today, stay tuned!

 

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