Strong to Severe Storms Possible Late Tonight/Early Friday… Thursday Update – 10:20pm #alwx


Good Thursday evening! At 10:20pm, we’re watching a line of severe storms move into far western Mississippi. These storms are tracking east at 45mph, which means the storms will reach far northwest Alabama shortly after midnight tonight, then spread southeast through the state during the pre-dawn and early daylight hours on Friday morning. The risk of severe weather is low with this system, since the best wind shear and energy will be passing north of Alabama. With some instability, lift and weak wind shear, it’s one of those nights where we will be watching radar incase any storms get out of hand. If a random tornado warning is issued, I’ll be on TV to let you know the latest information…

Storms will reach the northwest corner of Alabama around 1am, then reach the Jasper, Tuscaloosa, Livingston areas sometime between 4am and 6am, then Gadsden, Anniston and Clanton area shortly after 5am or 6am. These times could change by a couple of hours depending on the speed of the line.

What to expect: A few storms could become severe for areas generally along and north of I-20 during the pre-dawn hours Friday morning. Damaging winds are the main concern, but any damaging wind gusts should be fairly isolated, as the storms will be weakening as they move into the area. At this point, the risk of any tornadoes look unlikely, but I can’t rule out a spin-up tornado northwest of Tuscaloosa between 1am and 6am. After 6am, the severe weather risk should end as storms continue to weaken. A few strong storms are still possible in east Alabama through the mid morning hours.

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Richard Scott

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