Round 3 of Severe Weather Risk will quickly overspread the state by mid morning and into this afternoon. Thunderstorms will become severe, again, with the risk of damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes. The greatest threat of significant and perhaps long-lived tornadoes will be across the southeast counties where a Moderate Severe Risk is forecast from SPC. A very rare HIGH risk clips the extreme southeast counties and covers much of South Georgia and North Florida, But, even today’s Enhanced Risk covers a huge chuck of the state as far north as Montgomery, with a Slight Risk north to just south of Birmingham and almost west to the Mississippi line. Stay weather aware today! This is the first HIGH risk issued in a couple of years.
Here’s a closer look at the various threat levels in Alabama. Notice the extremely rare High Risk around Dothan. Moderate Risk north to Troy and Enhanced risk north into
TORNADO WATCH for most of south Alabama until 3PM. Watches and warnings will likely be required northward later. Watches and warnings will likely be required northward later.
FUTURE RADAR: Future Radar shows how the area of storms will rapidly overspread the state during the morning and into the afternoon.
The strongest storms and the best severe risk will exit the state by about mid afternoon.
TIMELINE: The most likely timeline for today’s round of severe weather will likely be from about 10AM until about 3PM in the far east and southeast. All modes of severe weather are expected with a significant tornado threat indicated across the southeast counties.
MUCH COOLER AIR: Even after the severe threat ends showers will dominate much of the afternoon and Sunday, before much cooler air moves in on the back side of the storm tonight. Low tonight 49. Monday and will be a breezy, much cooler day with a high in the upper 50’s and a low on Monday night of 49.
STAY WEATHER AWARE: Once again keep your weather radio and your weather app close at hand. It will automatically alert you to severe weather watches and warnings for your area. Be ready to take action quickly, with fast moving storms expected. Have a plan of action for your family. We will keep you up to date, as we have all weekend.