An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation

*Radar Check: Tornadic supercell thunderstorms continue to track northeast across North Mississippi. There have already been a couple of large tornadoes to touch down that done significant damage to property. There are currently three confirmed tornadoes in north Mississippi, but there are no reports of deaths at this time which is very good news.

Below is a picture taken by a viewer of a large, wedge tornado on the ground in Walnut, Mississippi…

Here’s what to expect the rest of tonight…

SPC has made no changes to their convective outlook. An “enhanced risk” is still in place for Northwest Alabama while a standard “slight risk” is defined for the rest of the state.

A new Tornado Watch has just been issued for mainly areas in the Tennessee Valley until 11:00 pm CST.

I do note that it does appear that the round of rain and storms earlier this morning has helped mitigate the severe weather threat to an extent acorss North/Central Alabama which is excellent news. However, we still have a long way to go and the air still remains very unstable and supportive enough for severe storms to develop across Northwest Alabama.

*Threats: ALL modes of severe weather including tornadoes, damaging straight line winds, large hail, and flooding are still possible acorss Alabama tonight. Keep in mind the entire state is still in a severe weather risk for tonight and tomorrow.

SPC maintains a “marginal risk” for all of Alabama through tomorrow afternoon.

*Timing: Severe storms should impact Northwest in the 6:00–7:00 time frame. Understand this has the potential to be a long duration event so there is a 24 hour window for severe thunderstorm activity.

*Bottom Line: We still have a long night to go and it is very inportant that everyone stays on high alert and takes action if your county goes under a warning. I will continue to have updates brought my Facebook page.

Stay tuned and stay alert!

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