Sirens will sound twice Thursday for statewide tornado drill

16 April, 2018, 04:16 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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There's a 20 percent chance of showers in BillingsSaturday after 1 p.m., the National Weather Service says. The weather service issued the watch at 10:10 this morning.

It is important to note that while we are declaring Saturday a First Alert Weather Day, much of the area will not be affected by heavy rain and strong storms until Saturday night. The National Weather Service reports the possible tornado occurred about 8:13 a.m.in the area of Industriplex Boulevard and Airline Highway in Baton Rouge.

The Storm Prediction Center has northwest Missouri under an "Enhanced" Risk while northeast Kansas is still under a "Slight" Risk. for severe thunderstorms on Friday. The system was moving over states like MS and Alabama on Saturday, he said.

All modes of severe weather will be possible: large hail, damaging winds, a few tornadoes and flash flooding.


The Weather Service said Madison should see rain and more rain Friday and Saturday, before the rain starts to switch to a rain/snow/freezing rain mix on Sunday.

At 8 p.m., the heaviest storms extended in a roughly north-to-south line from Staunton to Farmville to Raleigh, N.C., and continued moving on an east-to-northeast path across the Piedmont. The squall line is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, with locally heavier amounts, and winds of 30-40 miles per hour.

"We were just practicing for a tornado in case one really does come through because it's important to be ready", student Brecken Bancuk said. Skies will turn partly cloudy Sunday night, with a low around 35 and east southeast wind of 6 to 10 miles per hour.

Monday, the forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 54, with a west northwest wind of 5 to 8 miles per hour, the weather service said.

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