SATURDAY UPDATE: Tornado Watch for Eastern Half of Alabama

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Alabama and Georgia until 8 PM CDT from Montgomery & Elmore county eastward #alwx

11:00AM UPDATE:

SPC Says a new tornado Watch is likely for much of east Alabama along and east of I-65 into West Georgia. They expect the watch will be out between Noon and 1PM. 60 % chance.

  Good morning!  Hurricane Delta made Landfall near Creole, LA. Yesterday evening with 100 mph wind.  Now, it’s a Tropical Storm south of Monroe, LA moving NNE at 16. 

   It will be a trouble-maker in Alabama today.   Right off the bat this morning.  Already early this morning, 10 south and SW Alabama counties are under a tornado watch.  The Storm Prediction Center has a LEVEL 2 Tropical Tornado Risk for many of us today in Central and eastern Alabama.

Here’s the latest cone and track from NHC on Delta

   It will be a windy day, with occasional tropical downpours from Delta’s outer rainbands, with occasional tornado warnings.  Our weather app will keep you on top of the action today with instant push notifications if a tornado warning is issued for your location. Tomorrow the tornado risk shifts eastward, but there could be some left over downpours from Delta.  Scattered. 

     Columbus Day Monday through Wednesday we work our way into a very nice pattern. 

   Today is the anniversary of Cat 5 Hurricane Michael in 2018.

TODAY:  Tornado Risk.  Occasional Tropical downpours.  High 83.  Windy.  Potential wind gusts over 30 mph.  More occasional tropical squalls tonight.  Tornado Risk will ease by later tonight.  Low 72.

Tornado Watch already for multiple counties until 10AM.  This is just the first watch of the day.

The Storm Prediction Center indicates much of central and east Alabama have a HIGHER tornado risk today.  Level 2.  Tropical tornadoes are short-lived but they can cause a lot of damage.  Stay weather aware today.  Our weather app will be your best friend.

Winds will not be as high as with Sally, but still, some of us could see gusts into the 30-35 mph range especially this afternoon and this evening.

Unlike Sally, rainfall amounts will not be an issue with Delta.

Not a fun day ahead…at all. We’ll be dealing with these tropical rainbands all day which will be dropping tornadoes. Here’s just a mid afternoon snapshot of the potential action.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Scattered tropical downpours continue tomorrow.  Columbus Day through Wednesday and Thursday look nice.

I’ll keep you updated throughout the day.  Stay weather aware.  There will be blog updates as needed today and another one tomorrow morning. 

–Rich