The Storm Prediction Center let the Tornado watch for North Central Alabama expire at 10.  The severe weather parameters have slacked off just a bit, at least for now.   However, I would not let your guard down much.  We still have a strong line of storms moving through central Alabama, and conditions are  favorable for additional watches and warnings later, especially as the storms slip southeastward. The greatest threat will be wind damage, but isolated tornadoes are not out of the question.   The storms could will through the metro hour between now at Noon and then eastward into SE Alabama this afternoon.

Here’s a look at Future radar snapshots at Noon and 3PM

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For now, officially, SPC still has us in a slight risk.  That includes most of central and SE Alabama.

At this hour, a Tornado Watch continues for parts of SW Alabama until Noon.

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Severe weather pounded north Alabama overnight numerous damage reports.  At least 3 fatalities so far.  Now, the threat shifts into central/southeast Alabama this morning and into the afternoon.  I’ll update you on the status on our risk, and future radar through the day.  And, a lot more stuff you need to know this morning as we get ready for severe weather.  Please watch the video and share with your friends and download our weather app.  It will be your best friend today.  Search Rich Thomas Weather Network in your app store.  Here’s your weather briefing…


SEVERE Weather Outlook Today from Storm Prediction Center


Future Radar snapshots as the storms slide southeast during the day.  Damaging wind gusts and threat of some spin up tornadoes.




SEVERE WEATHER TONIGHT – Updated — Special Video

Latest updated outlook from the Storm Prediction Center, Latest Future Radar and updated severe weather timetable.  Threats include damaging thunderstorm winds and a few spin up tornadoes.  Greatest tornado threat remains over NW and West Alabama, but chances remain even here in central Alabama. Quick video update with the latest.

STORM SYSTEM ROUND 2 Could Be Stronger – TUESDAY video

Many of us had the first measurable rain in 42 days, and the first substantial rain in 74 days!  And, that’s just round 1.  Round 2 could possibly be more substantial.  Plus, severe weather could be a much bigger factor in the main event.  I’ll walk you through the timeline with future radar.   An update on expected rainfall, the severe weather threat, the colder air that follows and what looks like another wet storm system perhaps as early as this weekend!  It’s an important morning weather briefing.  Feel free to share this.

Potential Future Rainfall with this storm system


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