Consider this your 3-days’ heads up!
In hopes no one says “it came without warning”, we are passing along information from the Storm Prediction Center that outlines a good portion of Southern Kentucky in a SLIGHT RISK for severe storms Thursday evening.
The threat for severe storms and tornadoes will be higher in southern Tennessee, eastern Louisiana, much of Mississippi, northern and central Alabama and northwestern Georgia.
Here at home, we will most likely see a line of strong to severe storms move through Thursday evening. The embedded storms will have the capability of producing damaging straight-line winds and hail.
Again, you have almost three days to prepare. Yes, it could be like the winter storm (that wasn’t) for us this past weekend and go bust. However, these severe storm situations are a lot more predictable than winter snow events so it’s best not to let your guard down.
- If you don’t have a weather radio, get one at any area Kroger or Walgreens store.
-Know where you and your family will go for shelter. A basement is best but a closet or bathroom will do…preferably near the center of your home.
-Have more than one way to monitor the weather. Besides NOAA weather radio, download the iMap Weather Radio app for iPhone, sign up for free text alerts, check in with us often on Thursday.
-NEVER depend solely on outdoor warning sirens in your community for warning! Sirens are designed to warn ONLY THOSE OUTDOORS – not for those indoors.
This holiday weekend is going to be one to remember for those living along the Gulf Coast.
As you can see, millions living in the southern parishes of Louisiana through southern Mississippi into the tip of southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle look to be affected by flooding rains of at least 8-10 inches. Some areas in the southernmost reaches of Louisiana…including the greater New Orleans area may see 15 inches or more of rain as the tropical depression slowly crawls across the region.
You will also notice with this latest update we’re beginning to see better chances for rain as the system moves slowly into central Alabama by Wednesday morning and possibly into middle Tennessee by Wednesday night and Thursday. Should this track hold true, Southern Kentucky may finally see some beneficial soaking rains as we close out next week.
Again, this is all still very preliminary but we’ll continue to track this over the coming days.