Strong to Severe Storms Tonight… Saturday Midday Update #alwx @wvua23
January 21, 2017 Leave a comment
Good Saturday midday to you! After the issues with heavy rain and strong to severe storms very early this morning across Alabama, our local area is in a break in the action right now. Additional storms will develop and move into our area tonight, generally after 10pm.
Expect storms to become numerous between 10pm and 1am over west Alabama, then pushing into east and north Alabama sometime after midnight. Storms should then move out of our area by 6am Sunday morning, as the parameters for severe lift out of the area.
Storms that develop overnight are capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The highest risk of a few tornadoes will be to the south of I-20, but I can’t rule out a limited tornado threat across any portion of north and central Alabama. Storms could produce large hail and damaging winds over any portion of west and central Alabama. The Storm Prediction Center has an enhanced risk of severe weather for areas generally south of I-20, with a slight risk of severe storms along and north of I-20. We do note a good chunk of west and central Mississippi is under a moderate risk of severe weather with a higher risk of tornadoes and large hail to our west. Be weather alert tonight and have a way to receive warnings incase a tornado warning is issued for your area…
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WVUA Chief Meteorologist