The Storm Prediction Center has introduced a level 1 Marginal Risk for severe storms for the remainder of today for the extreme southern parts of Central Alabama. The risk covers locations south of a line from Livingston (Sumter Co.) to White Hall (Lowndes Co.) to Louisville (Barbour Co.).
A weak mid-level trough over the north-central Gulf coast, along with daytime heating and local sea breeze circulations, will continue to support scattered thunderstorm development this afternoon. Strong downburst winds may occur with the strongest storms through the diurnal heating cycle, with localized wind damage a possibility.
Main threat: isolated damaging wind gusts up to 60 MPH.
Timing: now through 7:00 pm.
Category: Alabama’s Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather
About the Author (Author Profile)Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.
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