A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 5:30 PM

| May 15, 2018 @ 5:38 pm

As of 5:25 PM, we have multiple showers and thunderstorms that have developed and are moving very slowly to the south and south-southwestward. We have one storm over parts of Limestone and Morgan counties that currently has a Severe Thunderstorm Warning on it until 5:45 PM. The threat from this storm is mainly from wind gusts up to 60 MPH with a smaller threat of quarter size hail.

A few other stronger storms are mainly over the northeastern corner of the state and over the southern parts of Jefferson County. These storm have had a history of being high lightning producers, so if one is approaching your location, seek shelter immediately. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the parent thunderstorm to be struck by lightning.

Surface instability values are highest at this point over the northeastern parts of the state and in smaller spots over the western parts. Storms in these areas will have the fuel to continue on for several more hours until we lose a good bit of heating from the day, and should start dissipating by later this evening.

We’ll have to watch this storm in south-central Jefferson County as a Severe Thunderstorm Warning has just been issued for it until 6:00 PM.

We may have a couple of more severe thunderstorm warnings throughout the rest of the evening hours, but don’t expect a widespread severe event. Most of these will be general thunderstorms with a few wind gusts of 20-30 MPH. We’ll keep you posted.

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