Severe Weather Possible Saturday Night

Timing and Overview:
A risk of severe weather will exist area-wide Saturday night.

  • First round of storms crosses through overnight and tapers off Saturday morning.
  • After a break during the day Saturday, another round of storms arrive Saturday night ahead of a cold front.
  • Some of these storms may become severe as the line moves east across nearly the entire region Saturday night, greatest threat generally being across portions of southeast Ohio and eastern Kentucky.
  • Greatest threat with these storms will be damaging wind gusts with a lesser threat of hail and isolated tornadoes.

Today’s Severe Weather Threats:

Winds:  Locally damaging wind gusts around 60 mph.  

Hail:  Small hail possible with isolated 1″ hail.

Rainfall:  Strongest storms may product a quick 1/2 to 1 inch of rain. Isolated high water impacts possible.

Tornadoes:  Low threat confined along the Ohio River Valley.

Weather for weekend

About Athens County Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the county for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the county and citizens residing in it, are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters.
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