Severe weather hits today through Wednesday; Mainly Hail and high winds

According to the NWS Storm Prediction Center, Ohio County is under an enhanced risk for severe weather.

The larger area of storms is moving in from Central Oklahoma and tracking northeast at around 35mph.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are right for severe thunderstorms, and you should stay aware that a warning may be issued.

It is likely that severe thunderstorms will develop by Wednesday afternoon, spreading east across the Four State region. A brief isolated tornado is possible as well.

The worst of the storms is expected to be over by the overnight hours.

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The weather service said a smaller risk of hail and isolated wind damage extends as far south and east as Montgomery and Auburn.

The week will begin with a series of severe weather events starting today and lasting through Wednesday. This one has the potential to bring not only heavy rain but also severe storms to parts of the Southeast.

The weather service said it will be watching this system closely and will be refining its forecasts over the next few days.

The stronger times of the storm are expected in the afternoon and early evening.

  • Phil Peters