Tornado watch in yellow continues until 11pm. That means the environment is favorable for the develoment of severe storms. Severe storms that develop will have the capability of producing damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and occasional spin ups.
The strongest storms have set up across southeast Mississippi and those storms are moving northeastward into a favorable environment for ongoing severe storms. As far north as Tuscaloosa to Birmingham, folks need to be ready to impliment their severe weather safety plan if a warning is issued.
Besides the threat for a severe storm or two, the biggest and more widespread concern is flooding. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding and ponding of water on the roadways. Heavy rainfall will also limit visibility leading to dangerous and slow driving conditions. Expect to travel below the speed limit and allow extra time to get to your destination this evening.
Timing: Ongoing threat for severe storms through 7pm across west Alabama, 9pm central Alabama and 11pm east Alabama. Drier weather moves in from west to east overnight with rain ending across west Alabama after midnight and then during the pre-dawn hours points eastward.
That's the latest from the Fox 6 Storm Warn Team!
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist