Moderate to heavy rain showers will continue through Friday afternoon and evening. Wind advisories will begin at midnight.
According to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo, the southeastern counties could see severe thunderstorms and even an isolated tornado this afternoon while the northwestern counties could see snow flurries tonight. The NWS believes the severe weather will be capable of producing widespread, damaging winds and numerous tornadoes, including some strong tornadoes.
All forms of severe weather possible including damaging winds 60-80mph, large hail, and tornadoes. Timing is still somewhat uncertain, but the general idea is that severe storms are possible from as early as 10 AM in the Shoals to as late as 6 PM near the Alabama/Georgia border. As this happens, the main threat from the storm system will transition from tornadoes early in the night to a greater proportion of straight-line wind damage by morning. By the time the line gets into Georgia it will likely be losing some intensity, but should still be taken seriously. It has quarter-size hail, with the potential for accumulating into small hail. Localized heavier rainfall is also possible, which would increase the threat of flash flooding.
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Heavy blowing snow is expected in the affected area, which will result in whiteout conditions with zero visibility. Mulford says models are still a little uncertain and it doesn't take much for the low pressure system to shift.
The National Weather Service Fort Worth wants to make sure residents are prepared in the event they're on the road when the weather strikes.
"We are monitoring a line of storms that is developing pretty far west of Alabama", meteorologist Jessica Chase said. So follow any warnings and know where to go and you'll be fine! Scattered shower chances will return on Monday and last through Wednesday. Winds should steadily increase through the night between 10-20 miles per hour out of the south. Lows will only drop to 64° into Saturday morning.
North Alabama is back to dry conditions Saturday night and Sunday. Rain Friday will turn to snow or ice pellets Saturday.