Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 6pm



UPDATE AS OF 5:30 PM: The watch has been canceled. 

A severe thunderstorm watch lasts through 6pm. This means severe thunderstorms are possible.

Thunderstorms continue through the afternoon and into the early evening. There will be a few strong storms and a small risk of a severe storm, so be weather aware. Average rain amounts will be between a half inch and ¾ of an inch, but those can easily be double or triple under slow-moving downpours. Straight line wind will be our biggest concern from strong storms, followed by the possibility of hail. There will also be a small risk of a brief tornado. Download the FREE News 5 weather app to get warnings based on your location and to stay up to date on the forecast.

If you are trying to make outdoor plans this weekend, Sunday looks drier. There will still be a few showers, especially in the morning but rain coverage will be less than 20% of the area. Highs on Sunday stick in the middle 80s.

The early season tropical disturbance will drift back into the Atlantic with no stregthening. The front that is bringing the risk of severe weather here today will be responsible for driving the disturbance away and out to sea early next week.

Use your free WKRG weather app to follow active weather and be alerted to any threats.


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