Archive for February 5th, 2020

Tornado Watch Issued for Parts of Central Alabama

Tornado Watch Issued for Parts of Central Alabama

| February 5, 2020 @ 11:54 pm

The watch goes until 5 a.m. in the morning. Multiple supercells should progress east-northeast along a cold front overnight with additional cells potentially developing ahead of the front. A couple of tornadoes and scattered damaging winds will be the main threats.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Sumter County Until 12:30 a.m. CST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Sumter County Until 12:30 a.m. CST

| February 5, 2020 @ 11:48 pm

The storm coming into Sumter County has a history of producing significant tornado damage in eastern Mississippi.

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Severe Weather Threat Is Increasing:  New Tornado Watch Likely for Western Alabama

Severe Weather Threat Is Increasing: New Tornado Watch Likely for Western Alabama

| February 5, 2020 @ 11:26 pm

The tornado threat is increasing as expected across western Alabama.

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Confirmed Tornado in Jasper County, MS Heading Toward Meridian; Will Affect Sumter County, Alabama Eventually

Confirmed Tornado in Jasper County, MS Heading Toward Meridian; Will Affect Sumter County, Alabama Eventually

| February 5, 2020 @ 11:07 pm

A dangerous tornado is heading toward Meridian MS at this time. It could affect Sumter County, Alabama starting before or around midnight.

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Strong Storms Across Pickens, Greene, and Sumter Counties

Strong Storms Across Pickens, Greene, and Sumter Counties

| February 5, 2020 @ 10:42 pm

Strong storms are affecting West Alabama at this hour. They are not severe but do have gusty winds, heavy rain, and lots of lightning.

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9:40 p.m. Alabama Update:  Last Counties Cleared from Tornado Watch, Flood Warnings Continue; Severe Weather Threat Ramps Up Later Tonight

9:40 p.m. Alabama Update: Last Counties Cleared from Tornado Watch, Flood Warnings Continue; Severe Weather Threat Ramps Up Later Tonight

| February 5, 2020 @ 9:41 pm

The severe weather threat is NOT over for Central Alabama. The threat will be ramping up in the coming hours for areas south of a line from Demopolis to Roanoke overnight.

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Flood Warning Extended until 2:45 a.m. for Parts of Franklin, Colbert, Lauderdale, and Lawrence Counties in Northwest Alabama

Flood Warning Extended until 2:45 a.m. for Parts of Franklin, Colbert, Lauderdale, and Lawrence Counties in Northwest Alabama

| February 5, 2020 @ 8:49 pm

2-4 inches of rain has fallen across the warning area and flooding is occurring.

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Tornado Watch Canceled for Central Alabama For Now, But Severe Weather Threat Returns After Midnight

Tornado Watch Canceled for Central Alabama For Now, But Severe Weather Threat Returns After Midnight

| February 5, 2020 @ 8:34 pm

The NWS Birmingham has canceled the tornado watch for its counties for now since there is a lull in the severe weather threat. Storms will intensify later tonight with a returning threat for damaging wind, hail and even tornadoes ahead of a cold front.

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Rain and Storms Across Much of Northwest and Central Alabama

Rain and Storms Across Much of Northwest and Central Alabama

| February 5, 2020 @ 7:27 pm

There are no severe storms in Alabama at this time, but the severe weather threat is not over, and activity is expected to intensify later this evening and overnight.

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