The severe weather threat has ended this evening with the exception of some gusty winds and heavy rain which could lead to flooding.
Evening: Scattered showers and storms, heavy rain likely at any point through the evening. As this system exits the area and a few storms are possible, we still have the potential to see some gusty winds.
Flood threat: Localized flooding is a concern as 1"-2"+ of rain has already fallen and more showers will continue tonight. This increases the threat for streams, rivers, and creeks to rise out of their banks, and remember there can be delay in rising after the rain stops as water continues to flow downstream. Do not attempt to drive over roads covered in water; you don't know how deep that water may be. Remember, it does not take a lot of water to wash a car or a person away. Turn around, don't drown.
What should you do: Stay alert to the weather through the evening. Flooding will still be a big threat in some areas.
This is spring – storms and severe weather are common in the spring and summer. Our typical severe weather season can be from April through July. It's early in the season, but it's a good time to be reminded of your severe weather procedures:
Have at least 2 ways to get alerts. That could be on your phone, TV, or NOAA weather radio. Remember, the WHSV weather app sends out weather alerts issued for your location; you may want to make sure you have the app and notifications turned on.
Where is your safe place when a tornado warning is issued? Have this plan with yourself, or your family. This can be a basement, or any interior room without windows. It might even be a closet. Cover your head.
TIP: Have sneakers, boots, or other sturdy shoes handy when we're expecting severe weather. A lot of injuries can happen after the storm. If there's damage, you don't want to be walking around barefoot or in sandals.
Have the WHSV weather app. It's free to download, and you can receive all of your severe weather alerts and follow along with radar. We can also send you notifications when the storms have cleared the area or other important weather information.