1:25pm Wednesday Radar Update/Thoughts – #alwx @wvua23
March 1, 2017 Leave a comment
At 1:25pm, a thin and broken line of strong to severe storms is orrented from Huntsville to Hamilton to near Jackson, MS. The line is producing a few strong to isolated severe storms. The main issues seem to be from quarter size hail and isolated damaging winds over 50mph. There have been no tornado warnings within the line to our west, and it sure appears the tornado risk for this afternoon is low. There could be a spin-up basically along and north of I-20 this afternoon, as the storms arrive, but the better parameters for a spin-up tornado appear to be far north Alabama and east Tennessee. We’ll watch radar trends carefully over the next few hours.
There is a tornado watch for everyone along and north of I-59 until 6pm, but again, the tornado risk appears pretty low. If we get a tornado warning, you can join me live non stop on TV and online at wvua23.com for coverage. I will also be doing top and bottom of the hour cut-ins through this afternoon.
The thin, broken line will impact areas near Hamilton, Vernon, Fayette, Jasper, Cullman and Reform between now and 4pm. Areas along I-59 such as Livingston, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Gadsden will deal with the storms between 3pm and 6pm. Storms will exit our south and east Alabama counties by 7pm, impacting areas around Auburn and Montgomery to the south of our coverage area. According to some data, the storms may push through even faster than that, but we’ll see. I don’t want to narrow the exit time too much and someone get caught off guard.
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