First Alert Weather Day Tuesday for the threat for strong to severe storms capable of damaging winds, tornadoes and flooding rain.
A wind advisory is in effect ahead of our advancing storm system. You should expect to see the winds increase throughout the night and early Tuesday morning. Winds sustained at 20-30mph with wind gusts up to 40mph will be possible ahead of the strong to severe storms that will develop late Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The threat for severe weather will begin to develop as we enter the late afternoon hours. (4pm) Temperatures will warm into the lower 70s and the air will become unstable across all of North Alabama and southern Tennessee. The threat for super cell type storms will happen roughly between 4-7pm. Any supercells that develop in the afternoon and early evening will be capable of large hail, strong tornadoes, significant lightning and damaging winds in excess of 65 mph. They will track northeast at 50 mph. The secondary threat for severe storms will come from a squall line that will track from west to east across North Alabama into the early morning hours.(11pm-3am) Damaging straight line winds in excess of 65 mph will be possible along the main line in addition to embedded tornadoes (EF0-EF1). Rainfall totals between 2-4” could cause flash flooding by the evening hours.
Stay tuned for the latest forecast as we could still see a few changes in the setup. Remain weather alert. Make sure your weather radio is on and you have fresh batteries. Also make sure you have the latest update to the WAFF 48 Weather and News apps. Cooler weather will return to the Valley throughout the day on Wednesday.
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