Here is the live video that aired on the RedZone Weather Facebook Page (tap here to open the live video) discussing the low-end severe weather potential.
STRONG LINE OF STORMS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING… Yet another round of strong to severe thunderstorms will move across south Alabama and northwest Florida early in the morning hours of Saturday. Many of our west Alabama counties are included in the Storm Prediction Center’s Level 2 “slight” risk zone, meaning isolated severe storms will be possible. That’s the summary, here are your specifics.
LEVEL 2 RISK FOR WEST ALABAMA… This may feel like deja vu since it’s a very similar setup to the round of storms we had Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, but there will be some key differences. Much of west Alabama is included in the Level 2 “slight” risk zone. For south Alabama and northwest Florida, very similar to our last round of storms, Washington and Clarke counties will have the greatest chance of seeing a strong to severe storm.
LEVEL 1 RISK FOR MUCH OF OUR AREA… The low-end, Level 1 “marginal” risk is in place for many communities across our area. These communities have a low-end risk of severe weather, meaning strong storms could happen, but it’s a lesser likelihood. Level 1 risk is in place for Mobile, the Eastern Shore, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Pensacola, Navarre, Destin, Crestview, Jay, Berrydale, Century, Walnut Hill, Atmore, Poarch, Brewton, East Brewton, Flomaton, Evergreen, Monroeville, Uriah, Huxford, Beatrice, Greenville, Georgiana, Red Level, Andalusia, Opp, Florala, and surrounding areas.
TIMING OF STORMS… Be sure to see the graphic in the video for specifics. The line of strong to severe storms will move southeast across our area, beginning in Choctaw, northern Clarke, and northern Washington counties. The line of storms should arrive in places like Thomasville, Coffeeville, and Millry between 11PM and 2AM early Saturday morning. The line will continue to move southeast, affecting places like Greenville, Monroeville, Chatom, Mobile, McIntosh, Bay Minette, Evergreen, Brewton, and Andalusia between midnight and 5AM. Northwest Florida and the Alabama beaches will be the last folks in our area affected by this weakening line of storms, likely between 3AM and 8AM.
APP/COVERAGE… If you haven’t already, be sure to download our free new version of the RedZone Weather app (version 2). Once you get the app, check out the Alerts tab in the bottom right corner and tap the yellow “Alert Settings” area to configure the alerts YOU want. As always, if tornado warnings become required for any part of our 12 county primary coverage area during this severe weather potential, we will live stream coverage across our platforms.
I’ll have the latest information for you on Friday morning around 7:15AM in my next forecast video… See you then. Let me know if you have specific weather questions!