Severe Weather Threat for Elmore County – Tuesday, February 23 through Wednesday morning

Elmore County has been placed under an Enhanced risk for severe weather for tomorrow by the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center. According to the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham severe thunderstorms are possible late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night and will last through early Wednesday morning.

 According to the NWS as a surface low rapidly deepens on Tuesday it will track across northern Mississippi and western Tennessee. A squall line will track eastward across central Alabama Tuesday night. The squall line will be moving through our area rapidly and at this time is expected to move through Elmore County sometime between 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Models are in good agreement leading to a higher confidence. Strong to severe storms will be possible as early as 4:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the west and the threat will last until 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in the east. All types of severe weather will be possible and include tornadoes, damaging straight line winds and large hail. Strong gusty winds not associated with thunderstorms will also be possible Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday.

 We will send out updated information as we have it this afternoon. Below are a couple of graphics from the NWS Storm Prediction Center and the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham.

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