Severe weather threatens Saturday

June 16, 2017: Stay weather aware this weekend! We’ve had an active week, and the weather doesn’t look to settle down anytime soon.

For starters, storms overnight and into Saturday morning will play a big role. The quicker those leave and the sky clears up, the sooner the atmosphere can re-energize. The more they linger, the less likely severe weather occurs. However, there is a good chance that we get some clearing in the late morning to early afternoon. There isn’t much for forcing to get storms going again in the early afternoon, so odds are we’ll have a lot of good dry time to enjoy on Saturday.

Late in the afternoon and early evening, storms look to pop up again as the day heats up. These storms should be more isolated, but could produce large hail. Something to keep an eye on.

Finally, in the late evening to early overnight hours, widespread showers and storms are likely. This time period is when our highest chances for storms occur, and also our highest chances for severe weather.

Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats, but tornadoes and flash flooding can’t be ruled out either. This likely occurs after 7 pm Saturday, and wraps up around midnight that night.


Do yourself a favor and check your downspouts, weather radio, and where you park your car for the day, to make sure that’s in a sheltered spot. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the weather outdoors, but have a back up plan and a sheltered spot in mind. Have someone in your group be the designated “weather watcher”, keeping an eye on the radar and an eye out for any weather alerts or updates.

If severe weather does cross your path Saturday, remember to get to the lowest level of the place you are in, and away from windows. Be ready for power outages, and possible damage to windows and siding. In the event of a tornado, again, get to the lowest level, preferably a basement, or evacuate a mobile or trailer home and get to a storm shelter.

We’ll have updates throughout Saturday on-air, on our website, and on Facebook and Twitter as the situation evolves.



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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on June 16, 2017

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