Storm Danger – Hail, Damaging Gusts Friday in Missouri & Illinois
You'll want to pay attention to weather warnings on Friday as meteorologists are expecting potential development of violent storms that will be moving through Missouri and Illinois.
UPDATE: New updated map from NOAA now shows an even larger area where thunderstorms are expected to develop.
ORIGINAL STORY: The NOAA Storm Prediction Center issued their severe thunderstorm outlook for Friday, August 11, 2023 and northeast Missouri and west-central Illinois are in the crosshairs of possible explosive storm development.
The forecast calls for "large hail, damaging gusts and a tornado or two".
The forecast discussion from NOAA mentions northeast Missouri/west-central Illinois specifically:
Highest coverage is currently expected to be from northeast MO/southeastern IA across
As of this writing, the NOAA Storm Prediction Center meteorologists expect the storms to blow up beginning in the middle of Friday afternoon continuing through Friday night.
Keep in mind this is Missouri and Illinois weather we're talking about which means unpredictability is the only thing you can be sure of. Whenever I see a forecast like this, I just make sure I'm paying attention to the skies during the time when these storms could get crazy.