Statewide tornado drill happening Thursday but showers are likely too

NOW: Statewide tornado drill happening Thursday but showers are likely too

If you hear tornado sirens on Thursday it is just a drill. This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week across the state of Wisconsin and as part of that Thursday is tornado drill day. At 1:45 PM and 6:45 PM tornado sirens will sound in some communities, although other communities will not sound sirens. Alerts will NOT go out on your phone. During the drill you are encouraged to pause and figure out where you would go at that time if a real tornado warning was issued. Whether you are at work, home, the grocery store, the park, driving, please take a moment to figure out where your tornado safe place would be. 

In general, the best place to go whether at work, the store or at home is the lowest level and the most interior room. At home that would be a best for most people but even a first floor interior room without windows like a closet, bathroom or interior hallway is a safe place.

Although no severe weather is expected Thursday, a few showers and maybe an isolated rumble of thunder will be possible. Scattered showers look likely with best chances in the afternoon and evening.

Most of the showers will be fairly light but a few isolated downpours are possible. Steady rain is not expected so there should still be plenty of dry breaks between the rain. Rain totals look a little less than what they did Wednesday with most around 0.10" or 0.20" however a few spots could see closer to a half inch.

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track the rain.

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