Moderate Risk of severe weather threat today for Elmore County – April 5, 2017

The NWS has Elmore County listed under a Moderate risk for severe weather for today (April 5, 2017).

According to the NWS all modes of severe weather are possible area wide today into tonight. This activity will impact all of Central Alabama. Destructive and long-track tornadoes will be possible, along with hail up to the size of baseballs, and damaging straight line winds. These threats will encompass all of Central Alabama with the greatest threat area along and east of a line from Warrior to West Blocton to Uniontown.

The following is a brief timeline of the severe weather threat for central Alabama provided by the NWS:

  • Through 1:00 p.m. – The warm front continues to the north and will exit or move east of the area by 1 PM. Isolated to scattered storms will be possible through the afternoon in the warm sector of central AL along with isolated tornadoes.
  • 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. – All of central Alabama will be in the warm sector by 1:00 p.m. and we’ll at least see scattered strong and severe thunderstorms through this afternoon.
  • Severe storms will remain possible until the front clear the area this afternoon or evening. Rain and storms will diminish from west to east as the front clears the area.

Below you will find a graphic issued by the NWS showing the threats potential for our area today. Also you will find below, the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook that was issued by the NWS earlier this morning.

Please stay weather aware all day today as the weather may change very quickly at your location. Have your severe weather plan ready put into action!!!