Winds, tornadoes possible Wednesday

Published 11:00 pm Monday, January 28, 2013

Pike County will face the possibility of straight line winds and tornadoes on Wednesday, according to Emergency Management Director Jeanna Barnes.

“There will be a squall line with the possibility of super cells in front of it,” Barnes told the Pike County Commission Monday night.

The most severe weather is expected between 10 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, Barnes said. However, high winds could pose a problem as early as midnight and last until about 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

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“Everyone should be prepared, certainly,” Barnes said. “Take shelter away from mobile homes.”

Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph are likely during this timeframe, with gusts of up to 40 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

According to the NWS, local temperatures should be about 70 at noon and then fall to 60 for the remainder of the day.

Barnes noted that expected weather times could change as the storm further develops.