Luckily, watches give you time to prepare and stay aware!
A warning on the other hand should be taken more seriously and citizens MUST take action.
This means the threat is immanent and happening at that current moment.
A severe thunderstorm warning is issued when a storm is capable of producing 1 ince sized hail and/or 58 mph or stronger winds.
At this point, you should find shelter and wait for the storm to pass.
Meanwhile, a tornado warning could be life threatening and you must take cover immediately!
Find your safe place if your house is within the warning area. That should be a basement or the lowest and most interior room of the house. Keep a weather radio and your phone with you so we can update you on when the threat is over and you can get out of your safe place.
It's never too early to review your action plans! Be sure you download the 41 Action News App so that we can keep you all updated when severe weather strikes.