In weather situations like today, I would stick to local television stations for severe weather updates versus cable channels. National cable channels that air frequent severe weather updates often generalize their outlooks and coverage. Most don't know about the specific mesoscale weather variations like the local meteorologists who work there.
During general updates for a multi-state area, the words "tornado warning" might be said perhaps referring to another area. Yet local viewers often mistake these words to describe THEIR local weather! Not saying they are wrong all of the time, they just have a tendency to "cry wolf" far too often with "wall-to-wall" when none is required. Bottom line, watch your favorite local television station for hyper-local weather updates. I can guarantee that we at WJW FOX8 WILL NOT blow the weather out of proportion. We only break into programming during tornado warnings or if the weather becomes severe over a widespread area.
Its not the weather that scares people the most, its the words you use to describe it!