Severe Threat Lessens, Potential For A Strong Storm Or Two Continues

The cold front has now entered the northwestern corner of the state and is bringing in a couple more rounds of showers and a few thunderstorms as of 6:55 am. The low that the front originates from is now over northern Kentucky and will continue to move farther away to the northeast. Once again, as it has been the story through the overnight hours, nothing severe to report at the second, but we do have a strong storm over Bibb County that could have some winds up to 40 MPH.

The latest radar scan shows very little, if any, lightning at all in the leading line moving across the central to southwestern portions of the area. Much of the lightning is back into southwestern Alabama and into southeastern Mississippi and over the far eastern parts of Louisiana.

There are no watches or warnings for anyone in the southeastern US at the moment.

The latest Day 1 Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center continues to show a Marginal Risk for locations east of a line from just west of Hytop to Cleveland to just east of Brent and north of a line stretching from Prattville to Hurtsboro.

Main threats continue to be from isolated damaging wind gusts up to 60 MPH and a very small chance of a brief tornado.

The good news is that shear has become unidirectional which will limit the potential for any updrafts in stronger storms to rotate. At this point, the ingredients are just not lining up and it will be very difficult for storms to become severe, but not impossible.

I’ll continue to have updates through the morning until the SPC removes the Marginal Risk. Stay tuned.

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