Marginal Severe Weather Risk for Elmore County – today, March 1, 2018…

Posted at 8:00 a.m. on 3/1/2018 – According to the National Weather Service(NWS) Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham, there will be a marginal, low-end threat of an isolated severe storm for portions of Elmore County. Damaging straight-line winds are the primary threat, but a brief tornado also cannot be ruled out. Breezy with widespread showers and a few thunderstorms. Below is the latest graphic from the NWS that shows the Marginal Risk area and timing for the weather impacts, along with the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
418 AM CST Thu Mar 1 2018

Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-
418 AM CST Thu Mar 1 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the
National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Outlook through Tonight.

Breezy conditions are expected today ahead of a cold front. Sustained
gradient winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph will be possible
along and south of a Cuba to Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Piedmont
line between 8 AM and 5 PM. Winds will subside after the cold front

A few strong to severe storms are possible today, generally across
the eastern counties of Central Alabama, between 11 am and 3pm. Main
threats will be isolated damaging winds up to 60 mph, but a brief
tornado cannot be completely ruled out. Locations include along and
east of a line between Anniston, Talladega, Rockford, and Auburn.

Minor river flooding is expected to redevelop along portions of the
Tombigbee River in southwest Alabama late tonight. See river flood
warnings and flood statements for the latest information.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday.

Minor river flooding will continue along portions of the Tombigbee
River in southwest Alabama into the weekend. See river flood warnings
and flood statements for the latest information.

Temperatures will fall near freezing Saturday and Sunday mornings
across far northern portions of Central Alabama. This could affect
sensitive vegetation due to the early start to the growing season.


Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be
necessary today.