Round Of Severe Storms Expected Tonight

Aiming To Prepare, Not To Scare

Round Of Severe Storms Expected Tonight

As of just moments ago the Storm Prediction Center issued an upgrade to Moderate Risk for portions of the Ohio/Mississippi Valleys. Enhanced Risk was shifted further east:

A Wind Advisory goes into effect at 1:00pm until 10:00pm for north/northwest Alabama and southern-middle Tennessee.

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Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Huntsville, Decatur, Lynchburg, and Fayetteville
257 AM CDT Tue Apr 3 2018

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED…Tuesday afternoon through late
Tuesday evening across all of northwest Alabama, portions of
north central Alabama, and all of southern middle Tennessee.

* WINDS…Sustained winds of 20 to 30 MPH with wind gusts up to
35 MPH.

* IMPACTS…Unsecured outdoor items will be vulnerable to the
wind. Driving may become hazardous especially with higher
profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least
25 mph, or gusts of at least 35 mph, are expected across the
affected area. Winds this strong can make driving difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. In
addition, ensure all loose outdoor objects remain secure,
including patio furniture and trash cans.

TIMING: Storms arrive in northwest Alabama between 7-8pm

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

Storms will weaken as they move off to the east. Portions of northwest Alabama have the greatest risk of significant damaging winds gusts to around 70mph and a brief tornado. The tornado threat with this system is very low, but a quick spin-up within the squall line cannot be ruled out.

HOW TO PREPARE:

Alabama Weather Prediction continues to provide updates on social media and our Live page. We would also like to remind you that you can receive our live updates right from inside Facebook Messenger. Give our Facebook Page a like, click the Get Started/Chat Now button and send a message to get started. It’s that easy!

 

 

 

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