PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Right now, we get tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warning alerts sent to our phones, but soon you could also get a destructive weather alert. The National Weather Service is adding a damage threat tag to its severe thunderstorm warnings.
The damage threat will come in three categories — destructive, considerable and base.READ MORE: President Biden Approves Disaster Funding For Two More Pennsylvania Counties
Base stands for baseline, which is the lowest of threat levels.READ MORE: 'My House Was Targeted': Philadelphia Anti-Violence Activist Speaks Out After Home Firebombed
Destructive is the most dangerous threat and means baseball-sized hail and 80 mile an hour winds may be present.
It means an area is facing a life-threatening thunderstorm that could cause substantial damage.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?
The new threat tag will start being used on July 28.