LOW-END RISK OF DAMAGING WINDS TODAY… The Storm Prediction Center has included the northern parts of Washington, Clarke, Monroe, Conecuh, and Butler counties in their Level 1 (out of 5) “marginal risk” zone valid for later today. This means that there is a low-end potential for stronger storms capable of producing potentially damaging wind gusts. The good news is that the tornado threat today remains highly limited. A brief, isolated tornado or two could happen north of central Alabama’s U.S. Highway 80 today, but even in central and northern Alabama, I think the tornado risk will be marginal. Clearly, the main concern will be across central and north Alabama later today when storms could produce damaging wind gusts and hail.
I’ll have full forecast details coming up around 7:05AM. See you then!