Overnight hours see an escalation in Alabama’s severe weather risk

The risk of severe weather in the area has escalated to an enhanced level three out of five.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Mobile, expect widespread soaking rain to move in after 4 p.m., accompanied by picking up winds. The NWS predicts that the wind will continue to strengthen throughout the evening, leading to the possibility of severe weather in our area between midnight tonight and 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The weather forecast indicates a potential danger of tornadoes and destructive straight-line winds, with gusts reaching speeds of 70-80 MPH.

The National Weather Service (NWS) warns that there is a possibility of strong tornadoes, EF-2 or stronger, occurring. It is important to note that multiple rounds of storms are expected, accompanied by dangerous lightning.

Elliott H. Jones, the director of the Crenshaw County Emergency Management Agency, is urging citizens to stay vigilant about the weather conditions.

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Jones emphasized the importance of staying vigilant and prepared for any potential weather conditions throughout the night and particularly in the early morning hours.

Tornado season is currently underway in the southern region, spanning from November to May. We strongly encourage our fellow citizens to take precautions and ensure they are adequately prepared for any potential tornadoes. For those seeking guidance or tips on enhancing their preparedness, we extend a warm invitation to visit our office located at 118 East 3rd Street. Additionally, you can reach out to us via social media or contact us directly at 334-335-4538 or 334-508-2434. We are here to assist you every step of the way.

Expect two to four inches of rain in total, with the possibility of higher amounts in certain areas, which may lead to localized flooding. The rain will persist throughout the evening and overnight, tapering off by noon tomorrow.

To stay updated on the latest weather conditions in Crenshaw County, please visit the official website of the National Weather Service at weather.gov/bmx. Additionally, you can also follow Crenshaw County EMA on Facebook for more information.

Alabama is facing an increased risk of severe weather during the overnight hours. This update was reported by the Luverne Journal.

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