Severe storms expected tomorrow evening

HOLT, Fla., Feb. 16, 2022—The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center upgraded portions of the Mobile forecast area.

Much of western Alabama and northern Mississippi are now in a level 3 (out of 5) risk zone while this area remains in a level 1 zone.

Strong-to-severe thunderstorms will affect the forecast area tomorrow afternoon and evening, bringing potential for damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes, according to the NWS.

This is a large storm system with the main threat northwest of the I-65 corridor, including most of Mississippi and Tennessee and the northwest portion of Alabama.

Additionally, strong non-thunderstorm wind gusts are expected tomorrow and into the evening hours. Sustained winds up to 25 mph gusting frequently to 40 mph can be expected, according to the NWS.

A wind advisory is in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. South winds 15-20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are expected, according to the NWS. Winds will shift to the northwest after midnight.

Downed tree limbs and power outages are possible.

Locally, there’s a slight chance of showers between noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow with showers and thunderstorm activity in the afternoon to evening hours.

After midnight, showers and storms will begin to clear from west to east, moving east of the area by Friday morning, according to the NWS.

Behind the storms, Friday is forecast to still be breezy but mostly sunny with a high near 65 and a low around 36 degrees.

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