It is covers the time from 6am Saturday to 6am Sunday.
The significant threshold (trust me on this) for tornadoes is the 5% (brown) area. The 10% (yellow) has an enhanced risk of tornadoes. The hatching is where violent tornadoes may occur. Cities at highest risk are: Paducah, Memphis, Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Shreveport.
While I will update the forecast in the late morning, please make sure of the following so you are prepared:
- You have two independent ways to get a warning (for example, the free AccuWeather app and a local television station whose meteorologist you trust).
- You know where you will go to take shelter if a tornado warning is issued or if the weather looks frightening in your area. Wear a helmet, hard hat or even cap into the shelter, if possible.
- You have a plan for an infirm friend or relative or other person with special needs.
- Wear solid shoes into the shelter. If a tornado occurs, you will have to climb out through sharp metal and other hazards.
- Make sure your cell phone is fully charged, but take any sensitive electronics off chargers before a thunderstorm arrives (lightning can cause damaging power surges).
There is no reason to worry. Just keep an eye on the weather if you live in the brown or yellow areas.