SPC Upgrades Severe Weather Risk Across Central Alabama

| July 8, 2017 @ 11:44 am

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the risk for much of Central Alabama to a Slight Risk for severe storms through the rest of today and tonight.

Latest soundings indicate ample low-level moisture with pronounced drying above the planetary boundary layer that is contributing to large values of downdraft instability values (DCAPE) greater than 1300 J/kg. Strong heating is occurring over central parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to the south of ongoing convection, with a well-defined outflow boundary evident in visible imagery moving southward into central Louisiana and Mississippi. Storms are expected to continue developing and intensify this afternoon within an environment favorable for wet microbursts with potential to produce locally damaging wind gusts.

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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