According to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham, there is a limited severe weather threat for tonight for portions of Elmore County and places west of Elmore County. Also there is a limited threat of severe weather again tomorrow night into Wednesday morning for all of central Alabama. Adjustments to the forecast may be made with regards to the timing of the fronts moving through. Below you will find the Hazardous Weather Outlook published by the NWS early this morning along with a couple of graphics from the NWS WFO in Birmingham. We will continue to monitor the system and will send out an update later today or in the morning if significant changes are made in timing or severity. You may also keep up with the latest information posted at our website at www.elmorecoema.com , and also through Facebook and twitter at Elmore County EMA.
“THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE COUNTIES SERVED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BIRMINGHAM. .DAY ONE…THROUGH TONIGHT.
THERE IS A LIMITED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, INCLUDING WIND GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH AND A FEW TORNADOES. THE THREAT AREA IS GENERALLY WEST OF A LINE FROM ALEXANDER CITY TO MONTGOMERY. THE MAIN TIMING FOR THIS THREAT IS FROM 7 PM THROUGH 2 AM.
WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA THROUGH TONIGHT, WITH A POTENTIAL FOR SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH AND WIND GUSTS OF 35 MPH. THESE WINDS COULD BRING DOWN TREE BRANCHES OR SMALL TREES THAT HAVE BEEN WEAKENED BY THE ONGOING DROUGHT.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
THERE IS A LIMITED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, INCLUDING WIND GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH, QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND A FEW TORNADOES. ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA IS INCLUDED WITH THIS EVENT. THE MAIN TIMING WILL BE TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MAY BE NEEDED TONIGHT AND AGAIN TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.”