Portions Of Eastern Alabama Being Monitored For A Watch
Portions of eastern Alabama and western Georgia are being monitored by the Storm Prediction Center for a possible watch, due to the potential for rotating storms and a small threat for a brief spin-up tornado. The surface low is currently located in northwest Alabama and will continue to track across the Tennessee Valley this afternoon and evening. The higher instability is located east of I-65 and therefore is where the greatest possibility for a few stronger storms to develop currently is.
The threat for strong or severe storms is still marginal and highly conditional on how much sun we see and how warm we can get. Showers and storms will continue to develop and move quickly north-northeast as the low and associated cold front move through. The main risk with any storm is locally heavy rain and gusty wind. The secondary threat is a low end tornado threat due to the potential for rotating storms. Make sure to stay weather alert and have a way to get the latest weather information.
There are a number of ways for you to stay informed and get warning information. WHNT offers a free app called Live Alert 19 that will alert you when we are going live on television. A NOAA Weather Radio is always a great tool to have, but there are some mobile applications that will accomplish the same thing for you: MyWarn and iMap Weather Radio. You have to pay for them, but they are worth the money.
- Jennifer Watson