Sunday Morning Storms

Posted on: 4:18 am, December 20, 2013, by , updated on: 04:20am, December 20, 2013

Things are coming together on the timing of thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday morning. Look for a few showers in the forecast today, but the chances aren’t as high as this weekend. In the short-term, it’s a milder start this morning. Temperatures are in the lower to middle 50s with cooler readings further east. No major problems are expected today with highs in the middle 60s.

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This Weekend’s Storms:

Right now the main threats are gusty winds and large hail late Saturday night into Sunday morning for all of the Tennessee Valley. Saturday afternoon a squall line will develop across Mississippi and spread eastward toward the Shoals after sunset. Here is the look at the Storm Prediction Center outlook valid Saturday morning at 6am to Sunday morning at 6am. There is a *MODERATE RISK* west of us with a *SLIGHT RISK* for most of our area.

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Here is a look at a couple of models. The timing is together bringing the heaviest rain and strongest wind through around 10pm in the Shoals then after midnight for the Huntsville metro area. Have your NOAA Weather Radios ready with fresh batteries and stay tuned to WHNT News 19 for the latest developments just in case severe weather occurs. This is the GFS Model. It’s been very consistent over the last several days.

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  • Late Saturday Night - Sunday AM

  • Sunday Morning - 6am

  • Sunday Noon

Our in-house model has similar timing.

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Bottom Line: Heavy storms are likely Saturday night into Sunday morning. Damaging winds and hail are the main threat. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Stay with WHNT News 19 for the latest updates through the weekend.

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