A New Tornado Watch Likely By 9:30 PM That May Include NW Alabama

| March 28, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Here is the text from the latest Mesoscale Discussion from the Storm Prediction Center:

SUMMARY
A squall line is organizing and shifting east across Tornado Watch #71. A new tornado watch will likely be issued by 9:30 pm CDT.

Areas affected…
Northern MS
Northwest AL
Western/Middle TN

DISCUSSION…
Large-scale forcing appears to be aiding upward evolving squall line across the Mid-South this evening. Over the last few hours a slow maturation has been noted and its forward propagation is on the order of 35kt to the east. This speed/movement would place the leading edge of strongest convection near the eastern edge of Tornado Watch #71 around 10:00 pm and through much of Middle TN into northwestern AL by 1:00 am. A new tornado watch will likely be issued by 9:30 pm.

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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