First Alert Weather Day: Significant severe weather threats Wednesday
All severe weather threats are on the table Wednesday and should not be taken lightly.
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A very active day in-store Wednesday afternoon through the evening hours as severe storms punch through the area. No doubt--severe weather will occur today. But the question is how much severe weather will we see? Wednesday should not be taken lightly--make sure you have a way to receive weather warnings such as receiving warnings on your phone, NOAA Weather Radio, or by downloading our free WSAW-WZAW First Alert Weather App here.
Since Tuesday, the risk for severe weather today has increased. Storm Prediction Center upgraded the Central Wisconsin region from an Enhanced Risk to now a Moderate Risk--Level 4 out of 5 for severe weather.
A warm front pushes through the region first today, pushing hot temperatures near the 90s, with heat indices (feels-like) to near 100-degrees. In addition, tons of moisture, instability, wind shear, all of which severe thunderstorms thrive off of.
Later today, the warm front is followed by a cold front, which will dip southeastward across the Central Wisconsin area, keeping severe weather mainly east of I-94, spreading across northwestern to southeastern areas.
All severe weather threats are on the table today. Large hail, heavy rainfall, and damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, straight-line winds. As of Wednesday morning, model data, the timing of the front, cloud cover, and instability continue to point towards significant severe weather.
NewsChannel 7′s First Alert Weather Team will keep you up to date on what you need to know when severe weather strikes. Stay weather aware by downloading the free WSAW-WZAW First Alert Weather App. Available for iOS and Android.
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