Just before 8 p.m. Update – Rain has crossed the Alabama-Mississippi state line: The Alabama Weather Blog
RADAR CHECK: At 7:49 p.m., rain has crossed the state line and is now extending from south of Eutaw all the way north through Florence to Tennessee. While some of the rain is heavy, none of these cells are generating any thunder at this time. Winds have started to pick up, but are nowhere near wind recommendation criteria. Unfortunately, that will change later.
The latest update from the Storm Prediction Center remains at no serious risk for the Tennessee Valley and much of the northern half of Central Alabama. Marginal risk exists for locations south of a line from about Reform via Helena to Smiths Station. Only the extreme southern portions of Central Alabama are at mild risk, primarily south of a line running north of Sweet Water through Fort Deposit to north of Troy.
The window for the main severe storm threat for those in the risk areas begins around midnight in the west tonight and should end in the east at 7am Wednesday morning. The main threat will be damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour, but a short tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
As long as there is a threat, I will be awake with you night and night hours, especially when a watch is posted.
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