Very Mild Day Before Severe Storms Move In Late Saturday Afternoon/Evening
Hope you to get to enjoy your rain-free Friday (for the most part of it) before heavy rain and thunderstorms begin tomorrow. A very dynamic and powerful storm system will move through the Southeast states starting late tonight thru Sunday morning. This storm system will be capable of producing widespread wind damage and several tornadoes. As the system approaches our area a squall line (line of strong/severe thunderstorms) will form and quickly push through the area. The main hazards are damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rain. Damaging winds will be the main threat for east Alabama and west Georgia counties. Outside of the severe weather on Saturday, winds could gust to 30 MPH or higher. The timing of the squall line affecting our area will be between 6 PM and 12 AM, Saturday. I expect watches and warning to be issued tomorrow.
What is a Watch: Means conditions are right for the formation of tornadoes or severe thunderstorms.
3 Main Watches: Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Tornado Watch, and Flood Watch.
Warning Means: Damaging winds/Tornado have been confirmed by radar/people. “Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning”
If Tornado Warnings are issued for your area: Go to a basement if you have one or try to put as many walls between the outside and you (center bathroom/closet). Also cover your head with a mattress/pillow or a helmet if you have one.
Stay Weather Aware Tomorrow Afternoon!
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-Meteorologist Desmond Seketrius
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