The southern half of the line of storms has slowed some from earlier today which has led to an update in the windows of time for storms to affect each part of Central Alabama. Also, NWS Birmingham has removed the Enhanced Risk for severe storms over the northern parts of the area as the focus will shift to the storms over the southern half as they move in from Mississippi.
The line of storms is currently moving through Winston, Marion, and Lamar counties and has stayed well-behaved since moving into the area. Unfortunately in North Alabama, I have seen plenty of damage reports from possible tornado touchdowns especially in the northwest corner of the state.
Conditions ahead of the line over Central Alabama continue to destabilize and all modes of severe weather remain possible throughout the event. Tornadoes may be our highest threat with damaging winds and large hail following close behind.
Tornado Watch for Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston counties continues in effect until 11:00 pm tonight. We’ll have to wait and see if a new watch will be issued for the eastern half of the area.