A line of thunderstorms over eastern Mississippi will track eastward across the watch area this afternoon and evening, posing a risk of locally damaging wind gusts. A brief tornado cannot be ruled out in the region as well.
SEL4 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 34 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 435 PM CST Wed Feb 12 2020 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northern and Central Alabama Southern Middle Tennessee * Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 435 PM until Midnight CST. * Primary threats include... Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...A line of thunderstorms over eastern Mississippi will track eastward across the watch area this afternoon and evening, posing a risk of locally damaging wind gusts. A brief tornado cannot be ruled out in the region as well. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles north of Huntsville AL to 40 miles south southeast of Tuscaloosa AL. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes. && AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector 24040. ...Hart
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