FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Potential for severe weather area-wide

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Potential for severe weather area-wide

(KCBD) - The KCBD First Alert Forecast Team is designating today a "First Alert Weather Day" to emphasize the potential for severe weather to be disruptive.

Storms are expected to be more numerous late today, compared with yesterday. Initial storm activity is likely to be isolated around mid- to late afternoon but rapidly increase in intensity and coverage as it moves and develops eastward. Severe weather is likely but will be limited in extent.

The main threats will again be damaging wind gusts and large hail. Some storms may produce locally heavy rainfall, though most areas will not receive measurable rain.

Frequent and dangerous lightning may accompany some of the storms. If you see lightning or hear thunder, immediately seek shelter indoors. If a conventional building is not available, shelter inside a vehicle. When thunder roars, move indoors.

Watch for updates and possible watches, warnings, and advisories which may be issued. Don't rely solely on social media to keep you updated or to receive watches or warnings! Make sure your KCBD First Alert Weather App is updated, notifications are on, and your Weather Radio is in Alert Mode.

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If possible, you may want to plan an option to get your vehicle under cover if a severe storm approaches.