Potential Risks: Damaging wind, some hail, and heavy rain will be the main threats. Also, we cannot rule out a brief tornado or two. Rainfall amounts look to be between 0.50″ to 1.25″ with locally higher amounts over 1.25″. Heavy rain in a short amount of time may lead to some localized flash flooding in low-lying areas.
Timing: Isolated strong storms will be possible early this afternoon before a main line of thunderstorms moves in from northwest to southeast. The current timing looks to be from 12-5 PM for our area. The line may speed up or slow down – so give or take an hour or two.
The trailing cold front will pass through this afternoon and evening.
How to Prepare: Be sure you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts today. 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.
You can always check out the Interactive Radar here.
Fortunately, Mother’s Day weekend will feature sun and clouds and no rain. Temperatures will be in the lower 70s on Saturday and upper 70s on Mother’s Day.