Windy With Storm Chances Increasing Tuesday Night

Aiming To Prepare, Not To Scare

Windy With Storm Chances Increasing Tuesday Night

Ahead of an approaching strong cold front, windy conditions will develop on Tuesday across north Alabama and southern-middle Tennessee. As such a Wind Advisory is in effect.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
930 PM CDT Mon Apr 2 2018

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/O.CON.KHUN.WI.Y.0002.180403T1800Z-180404T0300Z/
Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan-
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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
930 PM CDT Mon Apr 2 2018

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 10 PM CDT
TUESDAY…

* 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.

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted parts of western Tennessee in an Enhanced Risk for severe thunderstorms tomorrow evening. The rest of our coverage area is highlighted in a Slight or Marginal Risk.

Latest 7:00pm model data runs shows the arrival of storms in northwest Alabama between 9:00 and 10:00 PM Tuesday night with an advance to the east.

http://climate.cod.edu/data/forecast/animations/00Z-20180403_NAMSE_prec_radar-6-57-50-100.gif

Supercell composite does show the atomsphere will be favorable for severe thunderstorm development.

http://climate.cod.edu/data/forecast/animations/00Z-20180403_NAMSE_con_scp-6-63-50-100.gif

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north Alabama and portions of
southern middle Tennessee.

.DAY ONE...Tonight...

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday...

Scattered thunderstorms will develop across the region beginning 
late tomorrow afternoon. However, the greatest coverage of storms 
will occur tomorrow evening as a fast moving squall line sweeps 
southeastward ahead of a cold front. Severe thunderstorms will 
be possible, with the main threats coming from damaging winds in the
60 to 70 mph range, large hail up to the size of quarters, and brief
tornadoes. The threat for storms will end rapidly from northwest to 
southeast shortly after Midnight.

In addition, southwest winds will strengthen tomorrow afternoon in 
advance of the approaching storm system, with winds in the 25 to 35 
mph range anticipated. A Wind Advisory has been issued for northwest
Alabama, as well as a portion of north central Alabama and southern 
Tennessee.

Temperatures will fall to near freezing for a few hours on Thursday 
morning across portions of southern Tennessee and northeast Alabama.

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management personnel is 
possible tomorrow evening.
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the
National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

Severe storms are possible Tuesday night generally along and north 
of I-85, with a higher threat for areas north of I-59. Damaging
winds and a few brief tornadoes are possible.

 

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