Elmore County now under a Slight Risk of Severe Weather – Threat and timing has changed for today (April 3, 2017)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham has reduced the threat for Elmore County to a Slight Risk for severe today (April 3rd). According to the NWS, a strong upper level storm system will bring a threat of severe storms to central Alabama on today. The timing has changed some with the primary timeframe for severe weather for Elmore County is now from around 7:00 a.m. to around 12:00 p.m.  The primary threat will be associated with a band of storms moving from west to east across the state. There may be a few storms develop out ahead of the main line of storms. The threats include damaging winds and brief tornadoes. Below you will find a graphic issued by the NWS that show both the threats associated with this system and the approximate timing that the severe weather threat will impact areas across the state. Also below is the updated Hazardous Weather Outlook issued a short time ago by the NWS.


We will be monitoring this system very closely.