There is an Enhanced Risk of severe storms generally along and northwest of the I-65 corridor, with a Slight Risk of severe storms elsewhere. Any severe storms that develop will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes.
Our entire NBC 15 area is currently under a Level 2 threat (on a scale of 0 to 5) for Severe Weather tonight into Sunday morning. Brace yourself and be ready for this squall-line, because the worst of the weather looks to unleash on Mobile while many of you will be sleeping.
The main event arrives between 3am - 7am.
The primary threat with this weathermaker will be damaging wind. But, this is a particularly dangerous storm system with significant potential to form tornadoes. Also, heavy downpours means we could collect about 1-2" of rain.
Make sure you have many different ways to receive weather warnings while you are sleeping tonight.
Download our free NBC 15 Weather app. You can go to your app store store and search "WPMI WX." That way, no matter where you are, you will know when dangerous weather is about to strike.
We're also currently under a Wind Advisory through 1am Sunday with south/southeast wind between sustained between 15-25 MPH with stronger gusts up tp 30-35 MPH. You should secure all loose yard furniture, umbrellas, Easter wreaths, lawn equipment around your home. Those items could get blown or tossed around when the line of storm works through our area.
Ahead of this weathermaker it will be warm with a few stray storms out ahead of the main system that will rake through early Sunday morning.
At the Beach:
As the wind increases with our weathermaker moving in, red flags are UP and a High Surf Advisory is in effect with waves of 3-5 feet. The surf zone is dangerous due to rip currents. The threat increases into Sunday night. As always, pay attention to the lifeguards and the specific risk level at your local beach.