Alabama Weather Update

This is an update on the current Alabama weather situation and what we can expect for the rest of this afternoon and tonight.

*RADAR CHECK: Severe storms capable of producing damaging winds and large hail continue to move eastward over far Southwest Alabama early this afternoon. So far there is no severe weather in North/Central Alabama, but that will likely change later this afternoon.

*PLACEMENT: SPC has made a few slight adjustments in their new convective outlook. Pretty much all of Alabama is now in the standard “slight” risk for severe weather. A “marginal” risk extends down into Southeast Alabama.

*TIMING: I have adjusted the timing of severe storms a bit for the rest of today and tonight based on latest radar and model trends. Main severe weather window should come roughly after 1:00 this afternoon.

*MODES: Severe storms later today and tonight will have potential to produce damaging winds, large hail, and a few isolated tornadoes. Highest tornado threat should come along and west of I-20, but an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out over the northern half of the state.

*Good news is surface based instability continues to lack over North/Central Alabama early this afternoon due to the rain we have already had. Let’s hope this will help decrease the severe weather threat as we head into the afternoon and evening hours. I will continue to watch the radar closely for developments.

Please keep up with updates throughout the rest of today and tonight and we will make it through this with no problemsat all. Stay tuned and stay alert!

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