WEATHER TEAM 18 UPDATE: A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR OUR VIEWING AREA UNTIL 5 P.M. THE FIRST LINE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS MOVING THROUGH THE AREA AT THIS TIME WILL BRING HEAVY DOWNPOURS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, AND WIND GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH. BETWEEN 2 AND 4 P.M. A MORE INTENSE LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AND MOVE OUR WAY WITH THE MAIN THREATS BEING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL. BRIEF, ISOLATED TORNADOES CANNOT BE RULED OUT. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL THIS AFTERNOON KEEP AN EYE TO THE SKY AND MAKE SURE TO HAVE A SAFE LOCATION YOU CAN GO TO IN A HURRY.
Technically, areas of White, Cass, Miami, Fulton, and Pulaski Counties are not in a tornado watch but severe thunderstorms will also be possible in these counties so all of us need to have a plan B.