More severe weather possible Thursday


An overall view of the next round of storms heading this way shows this area to be in an enhanced risk area. (Storm Prediction Center)

HOLT, Fla., April 17, 2019—The next round of severe weather is expected Thursday afternoon and into the evening hours.

According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, the main threats will be damaging wind and possible tornadoes along a line of strong-to-severe storms.

Widespread rainfall amounts of 1-to-2 inches with local amounts up to 4 inches are possible.


Only a small portion of the forecast area is not included in the severe storm enhanced risk area. (National Weather Service)

All but a small portion of the entire forecast area is in the enhanced risk area; however, it’s likely this area will be included as the storm system travels closer during the next 24-to-36 hours.

An enhanced risk means there’s an increased possibility of damaging wind, tornadoes and hail.

There’s a slight chance of showers between 1 and 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon with an increase in thunderstorm activity after 7 pm.

Some storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall.

Winds will be from the south at 10-to-15 mph with possible gusts up to 25 mph.


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