FIRST ALERT UPDATE: We‘re monitoring a severe weather threat that will begin to impact our region on Tuesday afternoon. Right now we’re thinking that an environment favorable for individualized/supercell type storms will materialize Tuesday afternoon west of I-65. The most unstable air mass and enhanced region for severe weather appears to be over northern Mississippi; however, severe storms in this region may cross over into Alabama. The Tuesday afternoon threat may begin as early as 1PM and then continue through 6PM. A more organized line of heavy rain and storm activity will likely develop during the evening as the cold front associated with this system slides east. This line of strong to severe storms will impact our coverage area from west to east between 6PM Tuesday and 6AM Wednesday. The primary concern will continue to be damaging straight-line winds and isolated. So there is a chance we may have tornado watches in place Tuesday night. Now is a great time to make sure you have fresh batteries in your NOAA Weather Radio. Also, be sure to download our FREE Weather App for alerts and updates. You can download the app by searching WBRC in your App Store. I will have the latest beginning at 9PM on WBRC.
SHOWERS TONIGHT/TOMORROW: The sky will remain mostly cloudy through tonight and we will start to see some wet weather by midnight. We won’t have any storms but there will be numerous scattered showers developing and impacting our area throughout the morning drive time. Temperatures will remain incredibly mild, with lows in the 50s tonight and highs in the 70s tomorrow.
REST OF THE WEEK: Tuesday we will be monitoring for the threat of strong to severe storms through the afternoon and overnight. The storm threat will end early Wednesday, with cooler air settling in. Highs will be in the 50s through the rest of the week, with a light freeze at night. We will have some clearing for Thursday and Friday, with sunny weather for the end of the week.
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt