Second severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a second severe thunderstorm watch for Saturday that includes Kenosha County,

This watch is set to be in effect until 11 p.m.

Says NWS: “A severe thunderstorm watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. A severe thunderstorm by definition is a thunderstorm that produces one inch hail or larger in diameter and/or winds equal or exceed 58 miles an hour. The size of the watch can vary depending on the weather situation. They are usually issued for a duration of 4 to 8 hours. They are normally issued well in advance of the actual occurrence of severe weather. During the watch, people should review severe thunderstorm safety rules and be prepared to move a place of safety if threatening weather approaches.”

Here’s a report from NWS from about 6:30 p.m.:

UPDATE 9:38 p.m. — NWS has cancelled the watch for our area.


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