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Increasing confidence for severe storms Saturday

As Saturday afternoon continues to draw close, one thing is for sure: Severe storms look likely across most of Mid-Missouri.

The atmosphere heading into tomorrow will be ripe for all modes of severe weather as we move from 3 PM until 10 PM. With more than enough moisture (dew points are expected to be in the lower 70s); plenty of energy (due to a very unstable atmosphere); and some helicity (which is the amount of spin found in the updraft of thunderstorms), storms will quickly become severe

Think of a popcorn kernel in the microwave.

The right ingredients are there to make popcorn, they just have to be at work all together. That’s what we’ll see tomorrow.

A parcel of air, acting as the kernel, will come in contact with the energy from our atmosphere, acting as the microwave, and rapidly intensify into a potentially dangerous storm, or the popped corn.

While the first part of Saturday looks decent, as we head into the afternoon and evening hours we can expect storms to fire.

Stay tuned to ABC 17 News as Saturday approaches and make sure to have some form of communication to alert you of severe weather. You can do that by downloading our ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather app on Itunes or Google Play.

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