Getting Active Out There At 3:00 PM, Tornado Warning For Parts Of Chilton, Perry, & Dallas Counties

| December 1, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

We have a few strong to severe thunderstorms out there across portions of Central Alabama as of 3:00 pm. A Tornado Warning was just issued for parts of Chilton, Perry, and Dallas counties until 3:30 pm. Damage has already been reported with this cell as it passed over the southern parts of Perry County. Some shingles and were blown off of a residence and trees were reported down.

The other storm of note is located over parts of Talladega, Clay, Calhoun, and Cleburne counties that is displaying a good bit of cloud to ground lightning and very heavy rainfall. Isolated wind gusts up to 50 MPH are possible as this cluster moves to the northeast at 35 MPH. Alexandria, Saks, Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville, and Heflin are in the path of this storm. Be ready to take shelter indoors when this storm approaches your location.

We still continue to have plenty of shear in place over Central Alabama, but it is starting to decrease slightly at this point. Instability, however, is continuing to climb over the west and southwestern parts of the area. That instability will continue to move eastward throughout the rest of the afternoon and in the evening. STP values continue to be over 5.0 over parts of the area throughout the afternoon and evening hours.

A Mesoscale Discussion was just issued for Central Alabama, and at this point a watch of some type is possible, but the chance of one being issued at this point is at 40%. As I mentioned earlier, its a wait and see game. We’ll continue to have updates throughout the rest of the day.

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