Rain is still expected off and on from now through the weekend with a strong storm system moving through the area on Sunday. There is a slight risk severe threat but that looks to occur northeast of us at least for now. This puts us in a Marginal RISK. This could change. The main system will pass to our north and folks in northeast Kansas and southeast Nebraska may end up with some heavier weather themselves. After frontal passage, we will be dealing with very strong winds. If you have anything that could take flight in your yard, secure them by Sunday. This is a 2 day preparedness tip so I don’t see your patio furniture, dog house, possible your dog, or lawn mower flying by the house on Christmas Day.
That said, we’ll be ok so don’t get into a panic for what you might see on TV. It’s not like we haven’t had thunderstorms in December before. Our network of spotters will be briefed and we’ll take whatever actions we need to, to keep you safe and advised here in the area. Stay up with the latest from the NWS/NORMAN and GCEM OF COURSE. Be sure and download our “GARFIELD COUNTY EM” APP and learn how it works.
Here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN;
Friday-30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 51. South wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night-Mostly clear, with a low around 30. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.