As another weekend approaches, so too does the potential for severe weather! High temperatures and heat index values will persist over the next few days. This heat will aid in the formation of storms.
Here are the highlights from NWS Wilmington:
• Timing: The potential for severe weather exists over the next few days. However, the highest probability for severe weather will be this afternoon and evening, tomorrow afternoon and evening and Saturday afternoon and evening.
• Hazards: Heavy rainfall, damaging straight-line winds and high temperatures.
• Potential Impacts: Damage to trees and power lines, flooded roadways, etc.
• Location: Much of northern and central Ohio are within the “Slight Risk” area for severe weather today, tomorrow and Saturday.
Delaware County is only in the “Slight Risk” category, but due to the heat, duration of risk and numerous outdoor events, we wanted to share this information.
Key Preparedness Points:
• Sirens are designed to alert individuals who are outdoors to seek shelter and information from a trusted source.
• Know how to receive alerts through other means, as well:
o DELCO Alerts
o NOAA Weather Radio
o Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
o Television & radio broadcasts
• Have an established shelter location; when a tornado warning is issued for your area, go to your designated shelter immediately
• How to beat the heat
Information for this story was provided by the Delaware County EMA.