Marginal severe weather threat for portions of Elmore County for tomorrow, March 1, 2018

Posted at 5:45 p.m. at 2/28/2018 – The National Weather Service currently has portions of eastern Elmore County covered by a Marginal Threat (confidence level 1 out of 5) for severe weather for tomorrow (3-1-2018). At this time the primary time frame for the severe weather threat for Elmore County is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon along and ahead of a front moving through the area west to east. The main threat is a low-end threat of an isolated severe storm across the area. Damaging straight-line winds (up to 60 mph) are the primary threat, but a brief tornado cannot be ruled out. Also winds will be gusty into Thursday outside of any storms.

Below you will find the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook and a graphic from the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham that outlines the marginal severe weather threat discussed above.

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
447 PM CST Wed Feb 28 2018

Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-
447 PM CST Wed Feb 28 2018

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

.DAY ONE…Outlook through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday.

A few strong to severe storms are possible on Thursday, generally
across the eastern counties of Central Alabama, between 11 am and 4
pm. Main threats will be isolated damaging winds up to 60 mph, but a
brief tornado cannot be ruled out. Locations include along and east
of a line from Anniston, Talladega, Rockford, and Auburn.

In addition, outside of storms, breezy conditions are expected on
Thursday ahead of a cold front. Sustained gradient winds of 15 to 20
mph with gusts of 35 mph are possible.

Minor river flooding is expected to redevelop along the Tombigbee
River in Southwestern Alabama Thursday night into the weekend. See
river flood warnings and flood statements for the latest


Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be
necessary on Thursday.