Severe weather possible early Wednesday
- Author: Larry Hoffman Feb 28, 2017,
Feb 28, 2017, 9:29
By Monday night we will have a lull in activity until Tuesday afternoon. A warm surge of air will help trigger showers and storms for the midweek before cold and snow showers return for week's end.
But if a thunderstorm passes over your area, the total could be higher, he said.
Thunderstorms are expected in the Decatur area starting tonight, with the potential for severe weather Tuesday. The main threat will be for damaging wind with a much smaller threat for spin-up tornadoes.
The statewide tornado drill will now be held Friday at 9:07 a.m. The Storm Prediction Center has outline the Tennessee Valley with an Enhanced Risk Wednesday, the third risk category on a 5 category scale.
The severe weather threat increase late Tuesday night and Wednesday for central and eastern parts of the state.
Showers and strong to severe thunderstorms will cross the area, ending after midnight Tuesday, according to AccuWeather. Even if this line does not produce severe weather, the heavy rain will likely slow travel.
Before the front moves through, highs in Montgomery will once again approach 80 on Wednesday, forecasts predict. The tornado threat is low, but not zero.
Some scattered storms may pop up in North Texas and could bring severe weather, according to the National Weather Service.
The time frame of concern will be the afternoon and early evening hours as we enter the prime heating of the day. If you haven't signed up to receive weather alerts on your cell phone, it's a simple process.