8:45am Wednesday Update: Strong Storms Continue in Areas… #alwx @wvua23
April 5, 2017 Leave a comment
Good Wednesday morning! At 8:50am, all severe warnings have expired across central Alabama at the moment. There are still numerous showers and storms ongoing, with the potential of a storm to become severe at any time. There is a tornado watch for all of central Alabama until noon today. A new watch will likely be added this afternoon to replace the current watch.
At 7:50am, the new convective outlook has been issued by the Storm Prediction Center. Not much has chanced since the previous outlook and discussion. A moderate risk continues for areas roughly along and to the east of I-65. The risk is lower the further west towards the Mississippi state line, with a “slight risk” on the Alabama/Mississippi state line. Understand, the entire state is in a risk of severe weather this morning and into the afternoon.
The risk will end over west Alabama by 5pm this afternoon and will end in east Alabama around 7pm this evening. All types of severe weather are possible today, with the risks of large hail, damaging wind, and tornadoes. Storms will become scattered later this morning and into the afternoon, as scattered supercell thunderstorms develop. Where the supercell storms develop and track stand the best chance of producing large hail, damaging wind and a tornado.
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