Breezy Overnight; Strong to Severe Storms Possible Thursday Morning-Midday

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SUMMARY: A line of strong to severe thunderstorms with the potential for damaging wind gusts, hail, and a tornado or two will be possible Thursday morning

TIMING: Thursday morning – 1/12/23

AREAS AFFECTED: All of our Coverage Zones of north and central Alabama

POTENTIAL HAZARDS: Damaging winds of 60 MPH, hail up to quarter size, and an embedded tornado or two.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS:  winds of 60-70 can cause tree damage, damaging roofs, windows, outbuildings, and power lines which could lead to power outages. Hail can damage vehicles. Tornadoes can cause significant damage to property and be a threat to human life.


Discussion

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will sweep across the state ahead of a cold front beginning around 7-8 AM Thursday morning. Damaging winds, and large hail will be the main threat, with a small threat of a tornado or two. The high shear in place will cause wind gusts of 15-20 MPH outside of any thunderstorms.

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