SMALL EXPANSION OF SEVERE WEATHER RISK… The Storm Prediction Center has expanded their Level 2 risk zone ever so slightly this afternoon. Portions of Choctaw, extreme northern Clarke, and Wilcox counties are now included in the Level 2 (out of 5) risk. The overall severe weather risk setup has NOT changed, however. Our forecast from this morning remains right on track, with stronger storms being possible along and north of U.S. Highway 84.
Areas shaded in yellow (Level 2 risk) and darker green (Level 1 risk) in the maps below have the low-end risk of seeing a stronger/severe storm this afternoon and this evening.
GREATER RISK TO OUR NORTH… Below is a look at the state view, showing much of central and northern Alabama included in the Level 2 risk area. If you’re traveling today, please be aware of the potential for storms that could briefly produce damaging wind gusts and perhaps a brief tornado or two. This won’t be a big tornado event, but there could be several reports of wind damage and hail before the end of the day, especially across central and north Alabama.
I’ll have radar updates throughout the afternoon and evening, as needed, here in the RZWeather app. Let me know if you have questions. Enjoy your evening!