Monday, February 12, 2007

Severe Weather Possible Tonight

Get ready for an active night weatherwise. A strong low pressure area will kick out of Texas tonight and we could see some severe weather. Storms could be severe in the Delta from 10pm-2am and along the I-55 corridor/Natchez Trace from midnight to 4am Tuesday. Damaging hail, gusty winds and isolated tornadoes are not out of the question, so make sure you have your weather radio on tonight before you go to bed.

I'll be at WLBT all through the night keeping you informed of the latest weather information until meteorologist Paul Williams arrives for his Tuesday morning shift.

Meantime, make sure you have a severe weather plan at your home and your children know what do to and where to go in the event of bad weather. Schools have tornado drills periodically and I believe families should do the same in their home. We have a plan at our house and know what to do when our county is under a tornado warning (standing outside in the howling wind and rain is NOT one of them!).

No need to be afraid and no need to teach your children to be scared, but we should all be watchful tonight to the possibilities of severe weather.

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