Category: Alabama’s Weather

Tornado Watch Extended Even More Across Central Alabama

Tornado Watch Extended Even More Across Central Alabama

| April 18, 2019 @ 7:01 pm

NWS Birmingham has extended the Tornado Watch to include Blount, Fayette, Marion, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker, Winston counties until 11:00 pm CDT tonight.

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Strong Winds Behind the Line; Trees Down Several Parts of Fayette and Tuscaloosa Counties

Strong Winds Behind the Line; Trees Down Several Parts of Fayette and Tuscaloosa Counties

| April 18, 2019 @ 6:53 pm

Strong winds will continue after this line of storms passes. Be alert for damaging winds both ahead of and behind the line. There is still a threat of spin-up tornadoes, especially over Fayette, Walker, and Jefferson Counties.

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Strong Storms Soon To Move Into The Birmingham Metropolitan Area

Strong Storms Soon To Move Into The Birmingham Metropolitan Area

| April 18, 2019 @ 6:47 pm

The strongest segment of the line of storms is now stretching from the northeastern corner of Tuscaloosa County and stretching to the south through Brookwood and Vance, then down into Heiberger and Marion in Perry County, and down into the eastern parts of Marengo County.

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Tornado Watch Extended To Include More Counties In Central Alabama

Tornado Watch Extended To Include More Counties In Central Alabama

| April 18, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

The Tornado Watch in effect until 11:00 pm for portions of Central Alabama has been extended to include Coosa, Elmore, Jefferson, Montgomery, Pike, and Shelby counties.

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Storms Moving Into The Central Parts Of The Area, Tornado Watch To Be Extended

Storms Moving Into The Central Parts Of The Area, Tornado Watch To Be Extended

| April 18, 2019 @ 6:11 pm

A strong line of storms continues to move into the western parts of Central Alabama with a bowing segment moving through the western portions of Tuscaloosa and Hale counties. Winds in that part of the line could reach as high as 70 MPH. The line is moving to the east at 45 MPH.

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Heads Up Southwestern Pickens County, Rotation Heading Toward Aliceville

Heads Up Southwestern Pickens County, Rotation Heading Toward Aliceville

| April 18, 2019 @ 5:34 pm

Some rotation has shown up in the last couple of scans over the Cochrane community and is heading toward the western parts of Aliceville as it moves to the north-northeast.

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Tornado Threat Extending Farther North Into The Northern Half Of Central Alabama

Tornado Threat Extending Farther North Into The Northern Half Of Central Alabama

| April 18, 2019 @ 4:58 pm

Strong storms are approaching the state line and NWS Birmingham has gone ahead and issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for all of Sumter County until 5:30 pm.

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A Quick Late Afternoon Update Strong To Severe Storms Approaching The State Line

A Quick Late Afternoon Update Strong To Severe Storms Approaching The State Line

| April 18, 2019 @ 4:10 pm

Now it’s time to watch the radar as the storms will soon begin to move into the western parts of Central Alabama.

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Tornado Watch Issued For Much Of The Western Half Of Central Alabama Until 11:00 PM

Tornado Watch Issued For Much Of The Western Half Of Central Alabama Until 11:00 PM

| April 18, 2019 @ 3:51 pm

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for the west and southwestern parts of Central Alabama until 11:00 pm CDT tonight.

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Tornado Watch For Parts Of Central Alabama Coming Very Soon

Tornado Watch For Parts Of Central Alabama Coming Very Soon

| April 18, 2019 @ 3:41 pm

NWS Birmingham is currently on a call with the Storm Prediction Center about the issuance of a tornado watch for the western parts of the area. Tornado watch should be issued before 4:00 pm CDT.

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Threat For Severe Storms Across Alabama Tonight

Threat For Severe Storms Across Alabama Tonight

| April 18, 2019 @ 2:53 pm

WATCHING THE RADAR: A line of severe storms is along I-55 in Mississippi as I write this update; a few tornado warnings are in effect for line segments where storms are in rotation. But, here in Alabama, all is calm… it is a warm, windy afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the 76-80 degree range.

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A Mid-Afternoon Check On Our Weather, Active Warnings To Our West

A Mid-Afternoon Check On Our Weather, Active Warnings To Our West

| April 18, 2019 @ 2:09 pm

A line of strong to severe storms are moving through the west and southwestern parts of Mississippi and down into the eastern half of Louisiana, which has needed a few Tornado Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings within the past several minutes.

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Next Tornado Watch May Include Southwestern Parts Of Central Alabama

Next Tornado Watch May Include Southwestern Parts Of Central Alabama

| April 18, 2019 @ 12:47 pm

The Storm Prediction Center has released a new mesoscale discussion which states that a new tornado watch is likely to be issued for the southern and eastern parts of Mississippi and the southwestern parts of Alabama which may include a couple of counties in Central Alabama.

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Some Sun & Some Clouds With A Breeze At Midday; Strong To Severe Storms To Our West

Some Sun & Some Clouds With A Breeze At Midday; Strong To Severe Storms To Our West

| April 18, 2019 @ 11:57 am

At 11:50 am, we are still free from any shower activity across Central Alabama, but there is some decent sunshine making it to the surface out there.

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A Quick Mid-Morning Check On Our Weather & Tonight’s Severe Weather Threat

A Quick Mid-Morning Check On Our Weather & Tonight’s Severe Weather Threat

| April 18, 2019 @ 9:29 am

At 9:20 am, radar is quiet across Central Alabama so far this morning and it should stay that way for a good while throughout the morning and into the afternoon hours.

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Severe Thunderstorms Are Possible Tonight

Severe Thunderstorms Are Possible Tonight

| April 18, 2019 @ 6:10 am

SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TONIGHT: Another dynamic storm system will impact Alabama over the next 24 hours, but the day today should be fairly quiet. The sky will be mostly cloudy, and temperatures will rise to near 80 degrees this afternoon. As the pressure gradient tightens, south winds will ramp up this afternoon, averaging 15-25 mph with higher gusts. Any showers today should be very widely spaced.

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