Stay Safe, Severe Weather Possible This Weekend

Stay Safe, Severe Weather Possible This Weekend

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The weekend will start off warm and nice, but Saturday night things could get bumpy.

The National Weather Service in Topeka is calling for a chance for severe weather.

Current models show that main threat Saturday night will be high winds and large hail.

The current system is set to move in Saturday night along a cold front bringing behind it cooler temperatures and more rain.

With the threat of severe weather, we wanted to make sure you know how to get alert information. You can follow WIBWWeatherNow on Facebook and on Twitter.

Twitter also has a feature where you can follow Kansas weather by using the Hastag #kswx.

Here is some safety information from the National Weather Service when dealing with Severe Weather:

  • The best defense against thunderstorms is to stay inside a sturdy building or shelter that can protect you from deadly lightning, large hail, damaging winds, flooding rain and tornadoes. Fortunately, thunderstorms typically do not last very long and will most often pass by your location in less than one hour.
  • Once in a shelter, stay away from windows and avoid electrical equipment and plumbing. Remember to bring pets inside. If there is time, secure loose objects outside as these objects often become dangerous flying debris in high winds.
  • Postpone outdoor activities until the storms have passed.
  • If caught outside, take shelter in a sturdy enclosed building or hard top automobile immediately. Avoid open spaces, isolated objects, high ground and metallic objects.
  • Get out of boats and away from bodies of water. Remember if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning.

Photo Credit: Jim Pennucci
Story by Shawn Wheat, WIBWNewsNow.com