A Quick Check On Our Weather At 1:00 AM

| December 17, 2019 @ 1:00 am

A broken line of rain and thunderstorms continue to push eastward across the southern parts of Central Alabama while much of the northern half is drying out this point. The cold front is now pushing its way through the northwestern corner of North Alabama and will slowly move its way through the area during the rest of the overnight and early morning hours.

The severe threat continues for locations along and ahead of the line of storms as it continues to push slowly to the east. Locations remaining under the gun are along and south of a line from Fort Deposit to Tuskegee to Opelika. The good news is that those severe parameters are really starting to drop off. Instability is only maxing out at 500 J/kg over the extreme southeastern parts of the area, while wind shear and helicity values still remain rather strong along and ahead of the line of storms.

While it is not impossible to get a storm or two to ramp up with the current conditions, the dynamics are lifting farther to the north and weakening is expected to continue. We’ll still have to keep an eye on the line of storms until they push out of the area.

A Tornado Watch continues until 4:00 am for the following counties in the southern half of Central Alabama: Chambers, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, and Tallapoosa.

If any warnings are issued or if there is a chance in the status of the Tornado Watch, I’ll be back with a post.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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