1:50pm Tuesday Radar Update… Storms Continue #alwx @wvua23
February 7, 2017 Leave a comment
At 1:50pm, we continue to deal with areas of heavy rain and strong storms. There are no current watches or warnings in our local area, as the heavy rain currently over most of central and west Alabama has caused the airmass remain rather stable. We are watching storms back in east Mississippi move into west Alabama, but there are no signs of rotation at the moment. Instability over east Mississippi is moving into west Alabama, so we will need to watch radar trends carefully over the next few hours.
Between now and 6pm, areas of heavy rain and storms will continue to move across west and central Alabama. Some storms will be strong, but widespread severe weather is not expected; however, there could still be a severe storm or two between now and 6pm before this all comes to an end. A few storms could produce hail, damaging wind and maybe a quick spin-up tornado. We have seen significant damage this morning in the New Orleans area, as they were impacted by a large tornado. The main risk of severe weather will remain near the Gulf Coast with this event.
Rain amounts will continue to add up, and we will need to keep an eye out on some localized flooding as well. Computer models underperformed significantly on the amount of rain for today. Some areas have picked up between 1 inch and 4 inches already, with rain continuing to fall.
By 6pm, the risk of anything becoming severe will have ended, as this wave sparking the development of storms moves to our east. Conditions will remain very mild this evening and really warm on Wednesday.
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