Alabama Faces Severe Weather Threat: Storm System Update and Potential Impacts Across the State

Alabama Faces Severe Weather Threat: The storm system currently affecting Alabama is a result of an upper-level trough approaching the state, accompanied by a surface low near Vicksburg along the Mississippi River. A warm front extends eastward, influencing the weather conditions across the region. Severe weather has been reported in Louisiana and Mississippi, with ongoing tornado warnings.

As the system progresses, conditions are expected to calm down in Mississippi, with only one tornado warning remaining for a storm approaching I-59 southwest of Meridian. The storms in Mississippi have low instability but high shear, contributing to the severe weather potential.

Rain, along with embedded thunderstorms, has spread across the western third of Alabama. However, stable conditions north of the warm front limit the lightning activity and turn it into primarily a rain event.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Mesoscale Discussion, indicating that storms could reach southwest Alabama overnight. There may be a tornado watch for areas including southern Sumter, southwestern Marengo, Choctaw, Clarke, and Washington Counties.

Looking ahead, there is a continued threat for severe weather on Tuesday across parts of South Alabama, especially south and east of a line from Mobile to Selma to Wetumpka to Auburn and Opelika. The stronger activity is anticipated between 12 noon and 1 pm, affecting areas around Montgomery, Alex City, Auburn, Troy, Ozark, Enterprise, and Dothan until 6-7 pm.

Monitoring the storms for any ongoing severe weather threats, the weather situation will be closely observed, with updates provided as necessary.

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