We’re watching this quick developing mesoscale complex of storms move through northwest Alabama this afternoon. Due to a northwest flow aloft and moisture return, we’ll have to keep an eye on these features through Tuesday night. There is a risk of damaging winds and hail at any time during the day and at night if these small scale systems move into Alabama. This will not be an all day or night type of rain, but several of these small convective systems could move through between now and Tuesday night.
There is a chance this current complex could reach the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham areas sometime around 4:30 to 5:30 this evening. Stay alert. The tornado risk is very low today through Tuesday, but there’s a chance these storms could produce damaging winds if they move through your area. Once the storms move in, they won’t last much longer than an hour. Here’s the latest severe thunderstorm warning statement.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… CENTRAL LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… SOUTHEASTERN MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…NORTHWESTERN WALKER COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
* UNTIL 330 PM CDT
* AT 238 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM BRILLIANT TO BEAVERTON TO BEDFORD…AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… WINFIELD…VERNON…CARBON HILL…GLEN ALLEN…ELDRIDGE…BLUFF… BLOOMING GROVE AND NAUVOO.
THIS INCLUDES…US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 26 THROUGH 46…
FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.
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