All Modes Of Severe Weather Possible Tuesday Evening Into Wednesday (3/22-3/23)

SUMMARY: Gusty winds, severe thunderstorms which may include large hail and winds of 60-70 MPH, flash flooding, and tornadoes are all possible Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning – especially across our western/southwest Coverage Area. Tomorrow is a day to stay weather aware anywhere in the state and not to stay too focused on the colors of Outlooks. They are only a point of reference as severe weather will be possible anywhere in the state tomorrow evening into Wednesday morning.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES, WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES IN EFFECT:

  • Flood Watch valid at Mar 22, 4:00 PM CDT for Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan [AL] till Mar 23, 7:00 AM CDT
  • Wind Advisory valid at Mar 22, 10:00 AM CDT for Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan [AL] till Mar 23, 7:00 AM CDT
  • Flood Watch valid at Mar 22, 4:00 PM CDT for Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston [AL] till Mar 23, 7:00 AM CDT
  • Wind Advisory valid at Mar 22, 10:00 AM CDT for Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston [AL] till Mar 23, 7:00 AM CDT

DISCUSSION: Forecast guidance continues to show the potential for an all-episode severe weather outbreak across central/south Mississippi Tuesday afternoon, and lingering into west/southwest Alabama by the evening. The slow progression of the system will also lead to a flooding threat. As the system approaches from the west, winds will begin to increase into the 25-35 MPH range.

In addition to the threat of severe storms, most of the Coverage Area has been placed in a Moderate Risk for excessive rainfall: