After looking at the morning data, I think a storm chase is too problematic today.
I talked about a “Quick Shot” tour today (not requiring an overnight stay) in my blog last night. This would only work on a “tether” of about four hours drive from Springfield.
The area which would have qualified is from northeastern Kansas east into Missouri. While I acknowledge a lone supercell or two might form in this area, I think the bust potential is too high to justify a tour.
Other storms will likely form more northeast into Iowa and portions of Illinois. Again, discrete supercells might be hard to come by in this area.
Like most storm chase decisions, there is a chance I’ll sit here at home and watch a storm form in just the right environment. In this case, I’ll be sure to give everyone an “armchair” chase!