Today will give the city a potential round of severe weather. Below is a brief on the storm system as well as the risk map from the Storm Prediction Center. We're located in the ‘enhanced’ risk (orange) category, and if you're wondering that entails, also below is the risk category chart that delineates out the levels of severe weather forecasted by SPC.
Advisories/Watches/Warnings: None currently. A severe thunderstorm or tornado watch may be issued at some point this afternoon.
Hazard: Potential for numerous severe storms capable of producing large hail and damaging winds; isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. This storm system produced 4 tornadoes, 237 high wind reports and 139 hail reports yesterday – 4/19 throughout the southeast states.
o High: 83
o Low: 56
Timing: Expect storms between 4pm-9pm
City impact: With this storm system having a history of damaging winds and hail, and expected to impact our area today, the main concerns will be downed trees, power outages and evening rush hour traffic issues. Stay tuned to our social media accounts and for further updates, as needed, later on today. Feel free to share this blog post amongst your friends, family and neighbors.
It's important to remember that severe weather can strike at any time. Are you prepared? Visit http://www.ready.gov/severe-weather for important preparedness tips!