Marginal to Slight Risk of Severe Weather Predicted for Thursday
As the remnants of subtropical storm Alberto wash across the Tri-State, it brings with it the chance of severe weather on Thursday. How likely you'll see that severe weather depends on where in the Tri-State you live.
According to local weather tracker, TristateWx, LLC, sharing information from the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center (SPC), a majority of the Tri-State is under a "Marginal" risk for severe weather on Thursday, while a small pocket, which includes all of western Kentucky, and the southern portions of Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Spencer Counties in Indiana, will find themselves under a "Slight" risk.
What's the difference? As the guide from the SPC explains below, a "Marginal" risk means those areas could see an isolated storm pop up capable of producing 40 to 60 mile per hour winds and hail up to one inch in diameter. It also brings a low risk of tornadoes.
A "Slight" risk brings stronger winds capable of causing damage, hail anywhere between one to two inches in diameter, and a better possibility of a tornado or two.
Now then, as we know with the weather, these are merely predictions based on the information the National Weather Service has at this time. Things could certainly change between now and Thursday however, it's better to prepare yourself just in case.