First Warning Forecast: Strong-to-severe storms possible

Posted at 5:31 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 13:53:18-04

We're tracking the possibility of strong to severe storms as the remnants of Laura move through our area. Heavy rain,...

Posted by WTKR News 3 on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Days after making landfall as a category 4 in Louisiana, Laura is bringing the threat of strong to severe thunderstorms to our region this afternoon.

The severe threat for this afternoon and evening is a level 2 in preparedness for heavy rain, damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado.

What's happening is the remnants of Laura are being guided in our direction by the strong cold front. The first few hours of the day are likely going to be dry and very warm, but not as hot as the previous two days. By midday into the early afternoon, several storms will have the potential to become strong. Be mindful of the weather taking a turn as you go about your day - in addition, winds will pick up from the southwest at 15 to 25 mph.

The second half of the weekend will feature lots of sunshine and less humidity. We'll see similar conditions into Monday and Tuesday with highs in the low/mid 80s and mainly dry.