The Storm Prediction Center has issued thunderstorm and tornado watches for areas near and south of HWY 20. Scattered storms have begun to form in my western counties and they are likely to intensify as they move southeast into a more unstable environment. Here are the specifics of the watches.
TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 11:00 PM:
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 11:00 PM
Along with the threat of severe weather, the strongest storms are likely to produce very heavy rain on the order of 1-2 inches per hour. Flash flooding is a possibility in local spots. Roll weather...TS