Expect more severe weather today

HOLT, Fla., May 6, 2022—Another round of showers and thunderstorms are possible today through the early afternoon hours, according to the National Weather Service in Mobile.

There could be a significant severe weather risk to areas along and east of Interstate 65, including northwest Florida, resulting in scattered-to-numerous storms developing across the area, according to a 7 a.m. NWS forecast.

Storms should begin developing around 9 a.m. in the western portion of the forecast area over Alabama.

Timing here will be between 10 a.m. and the early afternoon hours.

All types of threats will be possible with these storms—large hail in excess of golf ball size, damaging winds and tornadoes, according to the NWS. Lightning is also a concern.

A strong thunderstorm moved through the area here around 5:30 a.m. bringing lightning, heavy rain, strong winds and a tornado warning for northern Okaloosa County.

A Family Dollar store was leveled in Mobile May 6. (Photo by Stephen Thomas)

Prior to storm activities here, Alabama experienced two tornado warnings around 3:30-3:45 a.m. as the same storm system moved through Mobile and Baldwin counties. A Family Dollar in Mobile store was leveled.

Storms here should quickly clear during the mid-afternoon, early evening hours, according to the NWS, with a low near 60 tonight and highs in the mid 80s tomorrow under clear skies.

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