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Radar Update at 5:30 p.m. Plus New Info on Tomorrow’s Severe Weather Threat

| June 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Widely scattered showers and storms have formed with the heat of the day across Central Mississippi in West Central Alabama, as expected, with some other isolated storms over South Central Alabama.

At 5:15 p.m., storms extend from near DeKalb, Mississippi to near Macedonia in Pickens County. The Pickens County activity will be moving toward southern Lamar and southern Fayette Counties around 6 p.m. Lots of lightning with this activity.

Other cells are growing in southern Lamar, near Millport. Starting to see lightning here.

Activity in Perry and Chilton has shown some lightning as well. There is a cell straddling I-65 just south of Calera. It will move toward Columbiana.

Other storms extend from Wilcox County over to near Hayneville in Lowndes County into Elmore County.

Nothing very strong, but be alert for lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds. There could be some small hail if any cells really get going.

Upstream, severe thunderstorm watches include areas from southern Indiana and Illinois through Kentucky, western Tennessee, Arkansas, northwestern Mississippi, southeastern Oklahoma, and northern Texas. There is some discussion about the watches being extended as far south as northwestern Alabama. See the mesoscale discussion posted below for more details.

For tomorrow, instability values will be high in the afternoon as an upper-level disturbance and weak surface front moves our way. We will have to watch for the possibility of severe weather if storms can organize ahead of the front in the early afternoon. The main threats will be damaging winds and large hail. The threat will continue into the evening. The most likely threat appears to be east of I-59 between 12 noon and 10 p.m.

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