Level 4 Tornado Threat Now Covers Entire Area

The National Weather Service has now expanded a Level-4 “moderate” risk of tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail for to cover all of the local area this afternoon and tonight.  The next-to-the-highest threat level means that NWS expects strong tornadoes (EF-2 to EF-3), including some that could be “significant” and “long-tracked”.   Straight-line winds up to 80 miles an hour and tennis ball sized hail are also possible.  The storms could continue until early Wednesday morning.   Flash flooding is another concern.