Hazardous Weather Outlook Friday August 5 2017
Issued: 5:42 am CDT, Friday, August 4, 2017 Effected Counties: Cullman, Morgan, Marshall, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison and other locations across northern Alabama, ALand portions of southern middle Tennessee.
DAY ONE: Today and Tonight
Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across the region today, in advance of an approaching cold front. A few marginally severe storms will be possible … with the main threat being wind gusts up to 60 mph. Otherwise, lightning and locally heavy rainfall will be the primary hazards. Thunderstorms will diminish from northwest to southeast after sunset, and dissipate entirely by Midnight.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN: Saturday through Thursday
Thunderstorms will overspread the region from the southwest on Sunday afternoon … as a very moist airmass returns northward in the vicinity of a stalled front. Several consecutive rounds of thunderstorms will impact the outlook area from Sunday night through Thursday. Although the risk for strong to severe storms is expected to be very low … the threat for heavy rainfall will be quite high and this will lead to an elevated risk of flooding, especially along smaller tributaries and larger mainstem rivers.
SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION
Formal activation of storm spotters and emergency management personnel is not anticipated at this time. However…timely reports of wind damage will be greatly appreciated.