Severe weather warnings continue through the night in the QCA

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A potent storm system setting up across the upper Midwest will bring the potential for some strong to severe thunderstorms to the region this afternoon extending into the early evening hours. The Storm Prediction Center has put much of the TV6 viewing area at an enhanced to moderate risk for severe weather. The time frame for these storms will be 2 PM until 8 PM, with all modes of severe weather possible, including strong winds, large hail, vivid lightning, torrential rain, and isolated tornadoes.

Morning clouds may have an impact on our severe threat. If they hang around it will prevent stronger storms from developing, but if we see sun and highs near 70° or more, the likelihood of severe weather will increase.

Once they form, these storms are expected to move very quickly, with less time to take action or seek shelter. Now is the time to prepare for the possibility of severe weather. Make sure you have a safe spot to go to, preferably your basement or a small interior room on the first floor with no windows. Pay attention to changing conditions. Download the QC Weather app to your phone or tablet for up to the minute information, or keep a weather radio nearby. Keep cell phones and batteries charged and ready to go.

FIRST ALERT DAYS are issued to inform you of inconvenient, hazardous, or potentially dangerous weather in our viewing area--weather that could impact you and your family. Look for frequent updates on air, online, on our social media platforms and on the QC Weather App.