Thursday, August 07, 2008

Severe weather possible

Severe weather is possible today in North and central Alabama. A cold front and area of low pressure will be approaching the State this afternoon. Instability values are projected to be very high (1000-2000 j/k) due to the very moist, tropical air mass that is in place.

Tornadoes are not the most likely form of severe weather but a few cannot be ruled out. Shear values will be limited but with a low pressure area approaching there may be enough to cause a few of the storms to rotate.

The greatest threat will be from large hail, gusty winds, and lightning. Remember the saying, "When thunder roars, go indoors".

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