Severe Storms Threaten Weekend Plans

Another round of spring storms is due this weekend, with sever storms possible Friday through Sunday. Multiple hazards including large hail, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes, are all possible. Heavy rain is also possible with storms, increasing the risk for flash flooding.

Currently, the National Weather Service reports Mt. Pleasant and surrounding towns are at a slight risk for severe weather on Friday evening. That risk continues into Saturday with the night likely to see the highest coverage of thunderstorms when heavy rainfall is probable and severe. Rainfall totals through the weekend may exceed three inches for some locations.

Preparation is the key word, as the unpredictability of storms and the damage they cause is high. Ensure you have emergency supplies and know your safe places. Always keep an evacuation route in mind the day of, as you may only have a few seconds to take action once a warning is issued.