Alabama Weather Alert Day Highlights: Hello everyone! It’s a Weather Alert Day as we brace for the threat of severe storms tonight continuing into the overnight hours.
East Mississippi is in a Slight risk zone (Level 2/5), but a recent update places much of our area closer to central Mississippi in an Enhanced risk (Level 3/5). The main threats are strong winds and tornadoes.
This system is developing to the west, associated with a cold front that will bring instability into tomorrow afternoon. The combination of high instability and a low-level wind profile increases the risk of tornadic activity.
As the afternoon progresses into the evening, there’s a chance for strong supercells to develop, posing a threat of strong tornadoes. The primary concern impacting more people will be the winds, with gusts up to 70 mph possible. While small hail is possible, it’s not the main threat.
Daytime heating and cloud cover clearing could impact the forecast. The main timing is expected from 6 pm to 3 am, varying depending on your location.
Despite the focus on severe weather, Thanksgiving looks promising with nice and cool weather. The frontal boundary causing these storms will bring cooler temperatures, ranging from the upper 50s to low 60s across the area. A bit of wind will make for a cool Thanksgiving.
Additionally, there’s a low chance of development in the lower Caribbean Sea. Stay weather-aware and stay safe!