MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
We are live on WSFA and WDFX tracking multiple tornado warnings in AL.
The WSFA Weather team has declared Sunday a First Alert Weather Day in anticipation of severe weather and the potential of tornadoes.
WHAT: A warm front will lift northward through the region this morning. Warm, unstable air will develop into the afternoon. Alongside increasing wind shear, the environment will be primed for rotating thunderstorms. Storms are expected to be capable of producing damaging wind, isolated instances of hail and the potential for tornadoes. The atmosphere appears capable of producing a few strong tornadoes, EF-2 or greater.
WHEN: Our window of opportunity is now open. A line of thunderstorms will develop across west Alabama and sweep southeast. This line will affect central Alabama counties into the middle part of the afternoon and south/southeast Alabama into the evening hours. However, we remain concerned about the possibility of isolated supercells developing ahead of that main line. For this reason, our window is open now for the entire area. It is more likely that the end time of the threat is more relevant north vs. south. See the timing map below...
Models continue to speed things up, and it’s possible the 8pm tail end of the window might be a tad too late with storms exiting the Wiregrass sooner. For now, we’ll play it safe with the 8pm.
CALL TO ACTION: It is important you have multiple, reliable ways of receiving weather warnings today. This setup appears more significant that our more “garden variety” severe weather threats, so you need to stay up to date on the latest. The Bridge Crossing Jubilee in will see the greatest severe weather threat between 12pm and 3pm. With so many people outdoors in the area, it is critical you say weather-aware.
Make sure you have multiple methods of keeping track of the weather. Download the First Alert WSFA Weather app to keep up to date on all weather related events.