Another round of unstable weather, brought in by a warm front, is headed for the region Friday and will be carrying the same potential for hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall.
National Weather Service forecasters during the past few weeks have attributed building cold fronts to stormy conditions. The warm front is just the opposite, but poses the same threats, according to NWS weather watchers.
NWS will host a webinar later today to update Cleveland-Bradley County Emergency Management Agency officials on any changes regarding the building storm system which could affect the region.
At present, officials continue to keep area residents informed.
Nixle.com is a free service offered by CBCEMA. The communication system is another public safety enhancement which individuals can sign up for to receive text messages to cellphones, emails to computers and phones and posts to the local EMA website.
Visit www.bradleyco.net and choose the EMA link for additional information. Ready TN is also a useful tool and provided by Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
Visit tn.gov for information about the free application for Android-based smart phones. An iPhone version is in development and will be available soon.
According to data provided by NWS today, thunderstorms and heavy rainfall could begin mid-morning Friday.
Rain is likely to fall all day and an increasing threat of severe weather could form toward midnight Friday into Saturday morning.
Forecasters expect 2 or more inches of rainfall.
Gusty or sustained heavy winds are expected as well which could topple trees.
Troy Spence, director of CBCEMA said already saturated ground and additional impending rainfall adds to the potential for problems.
NWS meteorologists indicated a cold front has moved east but the sunny, spring-like day adds to the equation to possibly produce severe weather as the warm front begins to infiltrate the region overnight.
Emergency managers will learn more this afternoon during the conference with NWS officials.
“As always, we will be monitoring the conditions and changes expected,” Spence said.