A band of showers and thunderstorms moved into western sections of the state early this morning. The storms have remained just under severe levels for the most part.
As of 5:20 am, heavy rain continues to move east…especially along the I-20 and I-59 corridors. Some gusty winds and lots of thunder and lightning as well.
We are focused on south Alabama this morning for the main threat of additional severe weather. The SPC has placed southern sections of the state under a Tornado Watch effective until Noon.
This region will need to be watched closely over the morning hours for the possibility of severe thunderstorms and a few tornadoes.
The morning rain and storms will continue to move through and eventually east of the state this morning. We then expect a period of partly cloudy and dry conditions to develop.
This may allow the atmosphere to recharge and as the cold front out west moves east, new thunderstorms may develop this afternoon. These storms will need to be watched as they will have potential to be strong to severe storms.
The activity this afternoon is expected to be more scattered in nature than the widespread bands we have seen this morning.
We will be following the latest weather developments on the weather conditions and post updates here and on Twitter throughout the day.