Published 11:06 pm Wednesday, March 24, 2021


Heavy rain is expected through Friday morning. Severe storm potential across our area today and Thursday night.

From the National Weather Service:

  • A Flash Flood Watch Remains in Effect for the western portion of the forecast area through Friday morning.  An additional 2 to 4 inches is possible during this time with some isolated amounts of 4 to 6 inches over southwestern Alabama and southeast Mississippi. Some adjustments could be made to the Watch Area as finer details become apparent through this afternoon.
  • A Coastal Flood, .AND. High Surf Advisory remains in effect until Friday. The potential for the High Surf Advisory to be extended through late Friday morning is possible.
  • A High Rip Current Risk is now in effect through Sunday afternoon.
  • A Wind Advisory will likely be put out later today for strong non-convective winds Thursday morning through Thursday evening.
  • Marginal Risk (i.e., low end) for Severe Thunderstorms remains effect for western portions of our area through tonight. The main threat would be an isolated damaging wind gust.
  • SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS on THURSDAY – There is an Enhanced Risk for Severe Thunderstorms northwest of a line from Waynesboro, MS to Camden, AL Thursday and into Thursday Evening. The time window is expected to begin between 10 AM to 12 PM CDT and last through around 9PM CDT. Southeast of the Enhanced Risk and north of a line from Pensacola, FL to Andalusia, AL  there is a Slight Risk for Severe Thunderstorms. Lastly, there is a Marginal Risk for severe storms for all remaining areas southeast of the Slight Risk area.    
  • As we continue to receive additional guidance our confidence has increased northwest of the I-65 Corridor for all three modes of severe thunderstorm impacts (i.e., strong tornadoes (EF2+), damaging 70 mph+ wind gusts and large hail). There is a potential for the risk level to rise northwest of the I-65 Corridor as a more refined timing for severe hazards could be made later today.

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