(3:15PM 11/28/16) Brief update on the overnight situation. A line of thunderstorms will cross through the state tonight. Below, future radar shows the movement of the line, through NW Alabama this evening, central Alabama late tonight and into the southeast counties tomorrow morning.
SEVERE THREAT: Some of the storms could be strong to severe. Greatest threat of stronger storms is in the western counties west of Marion. A few spin up tornadoes are not out of the question. Farther east, the “marginal” severe weather risk extends eastward to the Georgia line. The primary threat in this area would be damaging wind gusts.
RIGHT NOW: There’s a couple of tornado watches west of our state. The latest one in Mississippi continues until 9PM. There have been a couple of tornado warnings in Louisiana.
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT: Strong gusty winds have prompted a wind advisory this evening and tonight. South winds will gust to 25-35 mph at times. This could bring down some tree limbs and power lines. The National Weather Service says,
"It is highly probable that several trees and power lines may fall, especially given the many months of drought conditions and the vulnerable state of many trees." POSSIBLE WEATHER WATCH? SPC monitoring parts of western AL for a possible severe thunderstorm watch this evening. Area of concern:
ROUND 2 LATE TUES. NIGHT & WEDNESDAY: As we talked about on this morning’s video, this is just the first of two rounds of concentrated rain and thunderstorms. There will be another severe weather threat with round 2 starting in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and well into the day Wednesday. We will focus more on that, along with much more on rain potential and the updated severe weather risk on your next video tomorrow morning at 5. Make sure you have allowed notifications on our new weather app in case there are watches and warnings. We will alert you. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, it’s free in your app store. Search Rich Thomas Weather Network.