Despite early morning thunderstorms in many areas, officials are still planning to conduct tornado drills Thursday afternoon.
Wisconsin Emergency Management says a simulated tornado watch will be issued statewide starting at 1:00 p.m., with two full warnings at 1:45 and 6:45.
The National Weather Service and Wisconsin Broadcasters Association also sponsor the drills, which are aired on most radio and TV stations statewide, including WTCH AM 960 & 96.1 FM, Frog Country 92.3 FM, WOWN 99.3 FM, and ESPN 94.9 & 96.5 FM & 1380 AM.
It’s all a part of Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week and the purpose is to give homes, schools, and businesses a chance to test their safety procedures and evacuation plans in the event of a real tornado.
Officials say there is no risk for severe weather for the rest of the day.