A powerful storm system will be impacting our state beginning late tonight and continuing into the day tomorrow. The sky has become overcast in response to this system and I expect showers to start popping-up prior to midnight. The threat for storms will be on the increase tomorrow morning beginning around 8 a.m. over Southwest Alabama. Storms are expected to lift in from the southwest and continue to build northeast across our area through lunchtime.
SEVERE WEATHER THREAT: This system will have plenty of wind energy and I’m concerned about the possibility of severe storms capable of producing damaging straight-line winds between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The greatest risk for severe weather in our area will be in locations south of I-20. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out in this region; however, the tornado risk will be greater over South Alabama. The greatest combination of wind shear and instability will be over south Alabama and this air mass should migrate northeast into central Georgia, possibly impacting the Atlanta area.
BE WEATHER AWARE TOMORROW: These November severe weather setups can change quickly, as we observed last Sunday. Also, a lot of this activity will be materializing while many church services are happening so be sure to monitor the developments through late morning and have a way of receiving updates. We have several tools to help you stay informed using your mobile device at http://myfoxal.com/apps
Much drier air will wrap in behind this system tomorrow afternoon as the heavier rain sliding east. We will have to monitor this setup for the possibility of gusty winds in the wake of the rainy weather. Temperatures will remain rather mild through tomorrow night but a cold front will bring another big drop in temperatures beginning on Monday.
THANKSGIVING WEEK – EAST COAST STORM COULD IMPACT TRAVEL
Right now we are looking at a dry forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday but we will be monitoring a developing storm system to our southwest. Models are showing a deepening storm system along the east coast for Wednesday and Thanksgiving. This could impact holiday travel into New England.
We will have updated Futurecast data to share with you tonight immediately following the college football game on Fox6. We will also have additional thoughts on our weather blog at http://myfoxtracker.com
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt