Severe weather, chance of tornadoes Monday

The risk of isolated tornadoes will increase a bit if scattered storms can develop across our area Monday afternoon, ahead of the line of thunderstorms approaching from the west.

Strong and severe thunderstorms and tornadoes were tracking across Louisiana Monday morning and heading west. These storms will all have the potential to reach severe levels with the possibility of damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. An enhanced risk includes areas from Early to Sumter County.

Northern Louisiana East Texas Central and southern Mississippi Extreme southern Arkansas* HAZARDS.

A line of severe storms will push through the area with damaging winds of 60 to 80 miles per hour the primary threat, the weather service says.

Forecasters in Mobile said a few strong tornadoes could be possible in southwest Alabama as well.

The NWS said a threat of severe thunderstorms will continue through 2 p.m. today, which could include damaging straight line winds up to 70 miles per hour, tornadoes and large hail. These storms will become more widespread through the day and into the evening. Heavy rainfall will also be possible with totals generally averaging between 1 to 3 inches.

A strong storm system moving across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and MS on Sunday is ushering in a severe weather outbreak across those states through Sunday and into the overnight hours Sunday night.

Storms will continue into Monday morning and should end by noon.

A second round of severe weather is likely on Wednesday.

Officials urge people to stay alert as numerous watches and warnings will likely be issued, make sure you have WALB's First Alert Weather App downloaded.

"Wednesday we're going to see a much colder air mass move in and we could see temperatures back down into the thirties Wednesday night", says Lindenberg.

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