7:33PM March 2, 2019

LEVEL 3 SEVERE WEATHER RISK ON SUNDAY; TORNADOES POSSIBLE… Tornadoes, perhaps a few strong ones, will become possible on Sunday afternoon and evening across portions of south Alabama and northwest Florida. The highest risk of tornadoes will happen across the eastern side of our local area where the Storm Prediction Center has a Level 3 (out of 5) risk zone in place. Specifics on who is involved below. Storms will be MOST likely to happen in the afternoon and evening hours. You will need to have multiple ways to receive urgent weather warnings on Sunday. One of those ways is the free RedZone Weather app (redzoneweather.com/app is the link for the free download). Once you have the app downloaded, be SURE to visit the Alerts tab and turn on the counties and alerts you want to receive from me.

LEVEL 3 RISK ZONE… These are the communities that are involved in the higher end severe weather risk zone, aka the Level 3 (out of 5) risk: Andalusia, Opp, Florala, Carolina, Clearview, River Falls, Rose Hill, Horn Hill, Red Level, Brewton, East Brewton, Flomaton, Atmore, Poarch, Huxford, Wallace, Appleton, Roberts, Dixie, Evergreen, Castleberry, Lyeffion, Repton, Lenox, Owassa, Monroeville, Uriah, Megargal, Beatrice, Vredenburgh, Greenville, Georgiana, McKenzie, Chapman, McWilliams, Perdido, Bratt, Century, Jay, Luverne, and Brundidge.

We note that several communities in southeast Alabama are also included in the higher, Level 3 risk zone: Elba, Enterprise, Troy, Eufaula, and Abbeville.

LEVEL 2 RISK FOR EVERYONE ELSE LOCALLY… The entire remaining parts of our local area that are not currently included in the Level 3 risk zone ARE included in the Level 2, slight risk zone: Mobile, Pensacola, the Eastern Shore, Thomasville, Grove Hill, Jackson, Camden, Pine Hill, Coden, Theodore, Chatom, Millry, Butler, Milton, Crestview, Destin, and Fort Walton Beach.

NOTE ABOUT RISK ZONES… The Level 2 areas still have a severe weather risk. Please don’t fall into the trap of taking these risk zones at face value in that severe weather could happen ANYWHERE across our local area. The risk zones are just guidelines from the Storm Prediction Center suggesting where severe weather is MOST likely.

SEVERE WEATHER TIMING… The threat of severe weather will be in place across south Alabama and northwest Florida from 11AM to 9PM with the CORE risk time being from 2PM to 8PM. This is a bit concerning as this is at peak diurnal heating time, meaning atmospheric instability/CAPE will be highest. This is vital fuel for storms to form.

RAIN TIMING… Scattered showers will be possible Sunday morning, but clearly the greater chance of rain will happen in the afternoon and evening hours.

COVERAGE POLICY… redzoneweather.com/coverage outlines our highly detailed coverage commitment to south Alabama and northwest Florida. Anytime there is a tornado warning polygon in place for any part of our 12 county coverage area, we provide live streaming video coverage on Facebook and in the Live tab of the RedZone Weather app. Be sure to join us tomorrow if we have warnings!

My next update will be posted on Sunday morning by 7:15AM. Be sure to check back with me for the latest. See you then!

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