Risk for strong to severe storms early Saturday

Weather

A cold front will bring the risk for strong to severe storms to the area early Saturday. The overall threat for severe weather is low, but far from zero. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area under a Marginal Risk (threat level 1 of 5) for severe weather. Ahead of the cold front, it’s going to be very warm, muggy, and breezy with southerly winds around 10-20 miles per hour. Once the front passes during the day Saturday, temperatures will drop into the 50s and 60s by the afternoon and evening. We could be dealing with post-frontal rain into the evening hours on Saturday.

Potential Threats: Damaging wind gusts are our main concern, but hail and a tornado cannot be ruled out. Downpours may lead to a quick 1-2″ of rain, which could lead to nuisance flooding. Overall, the threat for flash flooding is low.

Timing: Window of opportunity looks to be during the pre-dawn hours through midday Saturday – Timing is subject to change!

How to Prepare: Be sure you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts. Secure any loose holiday and outdoor decor. Brush up on your severe weather safety plan – know where your safe place is and be sure it is ready for you, your family, and your pets. Know where to go if you will not be home.

You can always check out the Interactive Radar here.

For the latest forecast information, check out our weather page!

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