Tornado Watch Issued for Three Counties in Southeastern Parts of the Area Until 6 pm

| May 6, 2022 @ 12:01 pm

The SPC and NWS Birmingham have issued a TORNADO WATCH until 6 pm this evening for the following counties in Central Alabama: Barbour, Lee, and Russell.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southeast Alabama
Northern Florida
Central and Southern Georgia
Coastal Waters

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 1255 PM until
700 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…The air mass across the region should steadily moisten and
destabilize with a severe/tornado risk expanding north-northeastward
into Georgia through the afternoon. Tornadoes are possible aside
from damaging winds and hail.

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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