Strong Storms Head Across the State Thursday

(BEDFORD) – Storms on Thursday have been lighting up flash flood and severe thunderstorm alerts.

Locally, flood warnings have been issued for Lawrence, Greene, Jackson, Monroe, and Morgan counties.

Meteorologists say they are watching dew points today as a warm front passes through and slides in moist air that’ll kick our dew points up to the 60s. That’ll get our atmosphere ready for potentially severe storms later on.

Today will likely mark the warmest day of 2020, so far. Highs this evening and overnight could reach the upper 60s and lower 70s before the arrival of a strong cold front.

We are included in the yellow slight risk and peach enhanced risk for severe weather which is a higher concern.

We’re going to have heavy, widespread rain throughout the day today but it’ll be between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Friday that we’re mainly focused on the severe weather threat.

Be sure to have your weather radio on so that if you fall asleep and the weather goes bad, you will be woken up to seek safety.

This evening’s storms will bring heavy downpours, strong winds, likely hail, and possibly tornadoes.

Residents can expect at least a half-inch to 2 inches of rain in some spots before 7 a.m. Friday

A quick mid-morning shower will pass through on Friday but then the rest of the day will be dry.

Friday, the first day of Spring, will start off with temperatures in the 60s but afternoon readings will fall into 40s by 4 p.m.

By Saturday morning we’ll have dipped all the way to the 20s. Saturday and Sunday will both be dry but temperatures will stay below average with an especially cold morning.