about three years ago by Kyle Norris/Michael Pickett
As most are planning for a fun-filled holiday weekend, be alert that Mother Nature may have other plans. Most of the Regional Radio listening area is under an enhanced risk for severe weather on Saturday with some of the southern edge of the area under a moderate risk for severe storms.
Christian County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Crews wants residents to keep an eye to the sky over the weekend. He says the sirens don’t necessarily mean a tornado is coming, but that you need to take some action for the incoming weather.
Crews says the best thing people can do is stay updated on the latest weather forecast.
Severe storms are likely on Saturday evening between 6 pm and midnight along and south of I-74. The primary hazards will be damaging wind gusts of 60-80 mph along with large hail 1-3 inches in diameter. Tornadoes are also possible. Areas along and south of Jacksonville to Springfield, as well as to the Charleston/Mattoon areas have an enhanced risk of severe storms.