FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Late Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday morning
The atmosphere recovers quickly during the afternoon hours on Tuesday. Temperatures soar into the 70s and dew points climb into the lower 60s.
The radar around 4PM might look like this:
*Main area of concern will be the thunderstorms forming across Arkansas and points southward
*Discrete storms forming across central Alabama and moving northward will have to be watched too.
Here's what the radar might look like around midnight:
*An intense squall line with embedded circulations looks to impact west Alabama between 12AM-5AM Wednesday
Check out the significant tornado parameter for that time frame:
*This parameter tells me where the greatest chance for severe storms will probably form.
*Severe storms will be capable of producing all modes of severe weather
Here's what the radar might look like around 5AM Wednesday:
*The storm mode seems to change to a more linear one which would signal a greater chance for straight line winds
*Brief spin up threat will remain too but will be a little lower
Notice the significant tornado parameter isn't as high around 5AM Wednesday, but still gets my attention to say the least.
Strong to severe storms will be possible east of I-65 through about 8AM Wednesday though the greatest threat looks to set up west of I-65 and between 12AM-5AM. Again, if discrete cells form during the late afternoon and evening hours, then they could easily be severe.
The new day 1 outlook from the Storm Prediction Center will be released at 12AM.
Have a good night,
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist