It has been awhile since we have had severe weather. While this does not appear to be a major severe weather outbreak, we need everyone prepared. Make sure your weather radios are on Thursday and make sure your family knows what to do in case a tornado warning is issued for your area.
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined most of the area in a "slight" risk for severe weather. As I mentioned earlier this year, at KAIT, we are trying to convey the risks a little better with a "Low, Medium, High, and Extreme" risk. We feel it is easier to understand than the categories from the SPC and it allows us to adjust where we think the greatest risks will be located. The SPC does a great job and we will still use them for guidance, but we are trying to make the threats easier to understand for everyone.
With that said, let's take a look at what radar may look like on Thursday afternoon:
- Heavy rain
- Lots of lightning
- Gusty Winds
- A chance of hail
- Isolated tornado possible