UPDATE: Severe weather probable through Tuesday (with video)
Dec 17, 2015 at 6:24 PM
The latest forecast from the National Weather Service places Wilson County in the threat zone for severe weather through Tuesday.
Capt. Steve Spencer with the Wilson Emergency Management Agency said Monday appears to be the most severe for Wilson County, but severe weather could happen at any time over the three-day period.
"Monday looks to be the most severe of the three days," Spencer said. "We are expecting to see the first round of severe weather move in around morning commute with several rounds throughout the day on Monday. We expect a break in the storms around lunch with the sun heating up the atmosphere for another round around evening commute. We could see everything from heavy rain with flash flooding to hurricane force straight-line winds to isolated tornadoes on Monday."
Spencer said the severe weather threat is not as great Tuesday as Monday, but severe weather could happen anytime during the day, especially with daytime heating.
On Saturday morning, WEMA, along with the American Red Cross, held a shelter exercise with the shelter team from College Hills Church of Christ.
“We feel prepared to respond with shelters in the event we need them,” Spencer said. "We strongly recommend having multiple sources of monitoring the weather during the next few days, including a NOAA weather radio. We suggest you review your tornado sheltering plans to be prepared to take shelter in the event of a tornado."
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