Wednesday’s Severe Weather Risk Includes Unusual Tornado Threat
The past few days our area has faced multiple rounds of severe weather and will continue into Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham, said “several rounds of severe thunderstorms posing a threat for large/damaging hail, damaging winds, flooding, and perhaps a tornado.”
Yes, Tornado, which is unusual for this time of the year.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that the Storm Prediction Center for Wednesday has now “defined an "enhanced risk" (level 3/5) for parts of Central and South Alabama, including cities like Demopolis, Selma, Montgomery, Greenville, Monroeville, Troy, and Eufaula. "Slight" and "marginal" risks surround the enhanced risk to cover much of the state.”
Concerning Threats for Wednesday
Damaging winds up to 70 mph
Hail up to baseball size (2.75")
Perhaps a Tornado
“Hail and strong winds remain possible with the heavier thunderstorms tomorrow, and with unusually strong wind fields for June, an isolated tornado or two can't be totally ruled out, especially in the enhanced risk area,” said Spann.
As of right now, the National Weather Service in Birmingham believes that the highest potential for a tornado could occur Wednesday evening into the overnight hours on Thursday.
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