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Another round of heavy storms is possible today in Alabama



A new day, a new chance for bad weather in Alabama.

The Storm Prediction Center has again exposed the threat of severe weather in much of the state to storms that rolled through northern Alabama on Friday night.

The National Meteorological Service in Huntsville received several reports of trees and blackouts in northern Alabama from a storm complex or MCS that had its origins in Nebraska and the Atlantic Ocean tracked all the way to northern Alabama.

Take a look at these storm reports from yesterday. The blue dots are wind damage reports:

  You can easily follow the history of Friday's MCS, which originated in the Midwest and was followed on its way to the Atlantic by North Alabama.

You can easily follow the past of the MCS on Friday

There might be a similar setup today with another possibility of a mesoscale convection system (MCS) targeting Alabama.

All the storms that develop Today's day carries the same risks: direct winds and small hail damage.

This means the possibility of more power outages and more fallen trees.

There is a low risk of severe weather in large parts of North, Central and Eastern Alabama Today, isolated severe storms are possible (see chart above).

A thin strip south of this area over South and West Alabama carries a small risk. This means that heavy storms are possible, but should rather be isolated.

The National Weather Service will once again observe areas north of Alabama while another MCS approaches.

This type of storm heap can travel long distances (as on Friday)), so it is always a question of whether they can maintain their intensity as they fall south towards Alabama.

And that's the problem the weather service deals with today.

The weather service in Huntsville found that confidence in the forecast is low on the general potential for storms.

However, with a lot of heat and humidity today, any storm that breaks loose can be strong to heavy.

The meteorological service said the MCS in the north could reach north to Alabama at 1

0am to 11pm, but the forecasters are not sure if it can stick together.

In addition, there is a chance that the borders left over from last night's activity could trigger further storms this morning and into the afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham believes that most areas of central Alabama today will see potentially damaging winds at speeds of up to 100 km / h and a quarter-mile hail in central Alabama from noon to 11 pm ,

Southwest Alabama will probably not have to cope with storms today, according to the weather service in Mobile.

A high pressure ridge building in the region should depress rain probability closer to the coast.


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