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11/24/2020 — Isolated Severe Threat Wednesday, Plenty Of Rain Before Thursday

Written: 4:00 AM 11/24/2020
Written by: Nick Dunn, ONW Forecaster

Good morning! Hopefully, your short work week is off to a great start. Temperatures ended up warmer than initially expected Monday thanks to extra sunshine for most of the region. Today will be a transition day as clouds will be back on the increase. Some light rain/snow shower activity is possible near and west of US-23, but nothing major is expected.

Our attention turns to Wednesday as a weather system will push through the area. Rain will develop late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. For some, your commute to work or your Thanksgiving destination looks to be wet, so plan ahead.

Rainy Wednesday Morning

By early afternoon, everyone is in on the rain. In fact, some of the rain could be moderate at times and make for slow driving through the day.

By Wednesday Evening, a weak, low-topped line of thunderstorms approaches the region. We see this on the model image below across Illinois. There is not a ton of organization with it.

With that said, the folks at the SPC have placed far southwestern portions of the region under a MARGINAL RISK (Level 1 of 5) of severe weather. The main concern is for that line of storms to bring isolated risks of damaging winds, hail, or a tornado. It should be noted ALL risks are quite low, but we will monitor the situation.


By the time all is said and done, we are looking at the potential for some spots to see over one inch of rain. No real issues with flooding are expected due to the nature of the rain being over a period of 24 hours instead of a shorter period.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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