Monday, October 13, 2014

Severe Weather Possible Monday Night & Tuesday


The National Weather Service out of Tallahassee has issued a severe weather alert potential for late tonight and before sunrise Tuesday.

Overview
A deep low pressure system will work slowly across the Mississippi Valley tonight and Tuesday with the trailing cold front crossing the forecast area Tuesday and Tuesday night. Numerous thunderstorms are expected to precede the front. Some could be severe. SPC continues to show most of the forecast area in a Slight Risk for severe storms from late tonight through Tuesday. Yellow areas in the maps indicate this risk area and show the probability of severe weather within 25 miles of a point for tonight (top map) and Tuesday (bottom map). 


Potential Impact 
  • Strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts.
  • Isolated tornadoes possible.
  • 2-3 inch rainfall amounts common across Southeast AL and the FL Panhandle with isolated amounts up to 5 inches possible. Localized flooding possible if these higher totals are realized. Rainfall amounts taper to around an inch over S. Central GA and the eastern FL Big Bend. 
Estimated Timing 
  • Southeast AL and the FL Panhandle from the pre-dawn hours through midday.
  • Southwest GA and the FL Big Bend during daylight hours Tuesday. 
Overall Confidence 
  • Increasing