Strong thunderstorms forecast to bring tornado risk in South
- Author: Zachary Reyes Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 15:40
As of the latest projections on Tuesday afternoon, the timeframe should be between 4am and 9pm.
The National Weather Service maintains that there could be as many as three different waves throughout the day.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley declared a statewide State of Emergency on Tuesday in anticipation of Wednesday's severe weather outbreak. The "enhanced risk" (level 3 out of 5) covers the rest of Alabama back to Mississippi. Mostly cloudy, then becoming gradually sunny.
The weather system continues a soggy spring for the region.
"Damaging winds, large hail, several tornadoes and frequent lightning will be the main hazards", the National Weather Service says.
Strong winds and baseball-size hail are expected in parts of Alabama. This will allow state agencies to be prepared to carry out the state Emergency Operations Plan if it is needed. This is nothing we can't handle and we have seen this all before. An area of high pressure builds in, Thursday will be breezy and much cooler with a clearing sky and temperatures only around the 60 degree mark.
Your Hometown Weather Leader Forecast. Dogwood winter will continue through Friday night with lows dropping into the mid to upper 30's by Saturday morning with areas of frost possible, especially in the mountains. The weekend into early next week will feature sunshine and gradually warmer weather. Very Nice for outdoor activities.