Ominous clouds, lightning and heavy rain moved across Frankfort and Franklin County Monday night, but no tornadic activity was reported, and none is expected as more spring storms approach.
Deron Rambo, Franklin County emergency management director, said that parts of the county were under a tornado warning Monday night because weather radars picked up storm rotation and a Frankfort Police officer reportedly spotted a funnel cloud.
But John Denman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the NWS didn’t verify any reported funnel clouds and wasn’t aware of any damage caused by the storm.
“When a storm blows in, clouds make odd shapes,” Rambo said.
“Some may look like funnel clouds but aren’t. This is typical spring weather – we’re right in the middle of it.”
According to the NWS, there is a 40 percent chance for scattered storms Friday, possibly producing lightning, strong winds and heavy rain.
Isolated storms are also expected through the weekend, but Rambo said he isn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary.
“People just need to understand that we’re in severe storm season,” he said.
“Be prepared, and pay a little more attention to the weather right now.”