WEEKEND WEATHER IMPACT: What you can do to prepare for hazardous storms, strong winds

This weekend will remind you of spring, and that means mild temperatures and possible thunderstorms. Here is what you need to know and how you can prepare for the impactful weather:

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

SATURDAY:

  • Showers and thunderstorms, gusty winds
  • Impacts: Isolated severe threat, possible flooding (.5 - 1.5 inches of rain)

SUNDAY:

  • Widespread strong winds, drying out and cooler
  • Impacts: Strong winds, 30-40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
  • Timing: Dry by afternoon, strong winds from 1 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

>> IMPACTING YOUR DRIVE: Strong winds can make driving hazardous 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • Check your sump pump.
  • Spot check and trim trees, saturated soil weakens the root systems. Windy weather Sunday will increase the threat for trees to be damaged.
  • Secure outdoor furniture, bring in trash cans.
  • Be careful on the roads. Saturday night’s heavy rain could lead to hydroplaning. Sunday strong winds could cause high-profile vehicles to swerve. 

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