FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY today due to severe storms

FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY today due to severe storms

(KFVS) - We are issuing a First Alert Action Day for Monday afternoon and evening, August 20.

Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says a strong area of low pressure for this time of the year has developed to the north and will bring a cold front through the area.

At the same time, strong winds aloft will move across the area providing the energy needed for severe storms. The greatest threat at this time looks to be damaging winds; however, a tornado or two, along with quarter-size hail, will be possible.

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Grant says this is the same system and setup that produced tornadoes across eastern Oklahoma and southwestern Missouri on Sunday afternoon.

As for the timing, it looks as though storms will begin to develop across our western counties around 2 p.m. and spread east, reaching the Mississippi River by 6 p.m. and leaving the area by 9 p.m.

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