9:30 PM Update: A tornado watch has been expanded to include the entire viewing area until 1 AM CST. Remember, a tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadic and/or severe storms within and near the watch area.
A cold front will be move through the region tonight. Scattered showers and storms are occurring along the front. Some storms will have the chance to turn strong to severe with all hazards at play. The Storm Prediction Center has our area outlined under a slight risk (2/5) for severe storms.
A broken line of storms will present a main threat of large hail, damaging winds, and maybe a tornado or two. Heavy downpours may result in flash flooding, mainly for urban an poor drainage areas.
As the cold front moves through tonight, more showers and storms will reignite along the boundary. Damaging winds and a brief tornado may be possible again overnight.
The cold front will begin to clear through the morning, and any lingering rain should exit by at least midday Monday.
How to Prepare
Be sure to multiple ways to receive weather alerts and stay tuned to updated forecasts during the day. Make sure your phone is unmuted, charged, and turned on for WEA notifications. Turn off your do not disturb and take your phone off of silent mode so those WEA alerts can push through to you.
With an overnight aspect to this event, make sure any alerts or warnings can wake you up as well.
Have a plan and a safe place to go to if a warning is issued for your location. Find a lower-level, interior room away from windows.
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