First Alert Weather Day: Strong to severe storms possible Sunday evening

Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 4:03 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - The 25 News First Alert Weather team is issuing a First Alert Weather Day for Sunday evening into early Monday morning for the potential for strong to severe storms across the entire viewing area. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our entire viewing area in a Level 2 threat for severe storms tomorrow evening, which means scattered severe storms will be possible.

SPC Level 2 threat for severe weather between 6 PM Sunday to 1 AM Monday.
SPC Level 2 threat for severe weather between 6 PM Sunday to 1 AM Monday.(25 News First Alert Weather Team)

All threats will be at play: damaging winds, large hail, a few tornadoes, and localized flash flooding. The time frame as of now is between 6 PM Sunday and 1 AM Monday. The idea here is the earliest time will be for areas northwest of the river, then as time advances so do the storms through the southeastern half of our viewing area.

Damaging winds and large hail are the primary concerns with severe storms tomorrow. A few...
Damaging winds and large hail are the primary concerns with severe storms tomorrow. A few tornadoes are also possible along with localized flooding due to training thunderstorms.(25 News First Alert Weather Team)

FUTURE RADAR: Storms will likely initiate as early as 6 PM northwest of the river and continue heading east through the overnight. Farther into the night we get, the severe threat will decline.

Valid at 9:45 PM Sunday
Valid at 9:45 PM Sunday(25 News First Alert Weather Team)
Valid at 1:15 AM Monday.
Valid at 1:15 AM Monday.(25 News First Alert Weather Team)
Valid at 3:30 AM Monday.
Valid at 3:30 AM Monday.(25 News First Alert Weather Team)

SHORT TERM FORECAST TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW AFTERNOON: A few showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible this evening north of 74. The rest of the viewing area will remain dry and partly to mostly cloudy with lows falling into the mid 60s. Another brief round of showers and an isolated thunderstorm will be possible Sunday morning into lunch time. These storms should stay sub-severe. By the afternoon, we will be mostly dry with partly to mostly sunny skies and increasing humidity. This will provide the energy needed to support severe storms in the evening. Highs Sunday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Valid at 10:45 AM Sunday.
Valid at 10:45 AM Sunday.(25 News First Alert Weather Team)

LONG TERM FORECAST: By late Monday morning, dry weather will return but it will still be very warm. Highs will be in the mid 80s then will climb into the upper 80s low 90s Tuesday and Wednesday. When fall arrives Thursday, so does a cool down with highs between the upper 60s and mid 70s through the end of the week.