Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Western Lafayette Upgraded to Moderate Risk for Severe Weather Wednesday

By Alyssa Schnugg

News editor

The National Weather Service has upgraded its severe weather rating Wednesday for parts of Lafayette County to a Moderate Risk, or No. 4 on a 1 to 5 scale.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the western half of Lafayette County was upgraded to a Moderate Risk for severe weather or a 4 on the NWS’s severe weather 1-5 scale.

The other half of the county remains as an Enhanced Risk, or a 3, for severe weather Wednesday evening; however, the severe weather rating can change over the next 24 hours as the front moves closer to the Mid-South.

The first possible bout with severe storms is expected to hit later tonight into Wednesday morning with the best chance for strong storms in Lafayette County being 2 to 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The more severe storms locally are expected to arrive in Lafayette County between 4 p.m. and midnight on Wednesday.

All modes of severe weather are possible Wednesday evening, including hail, damaging winds, tornadoes and floods.

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