Strong, Severe Storms Possible, Could Include Tornadoes

People living in Polk, Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfiled, Murray, Gilmer, and Fannin counties should be weather aware on Wednesday as they are under an Enhanced Risk for severe storms.

In its announcement, forecasters said a few strong tornadoes are possible as a storm system moves across the state. Highs will continue to range between 61 and 79 with lows between 35 and 66.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), thunderstorms are expected to move into northwest OH from the west, late tonight, mainly after 3 a.m.

The main threats from the storms will be powerful straight line winds and heavy rainfall, Faith Borden, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said, although she cautioned that there is a chance for something more destructive.

A slight risk covers the rest of central Alabama, which means that scattered severe storms are possible. The greatest risk is across southeast and east-central Missouri northeastward into southwest and central IL.

The weather pattern has changed quickly and rain and thunderstorms will make several appearances through Tuesday night. If storms develop they could be on the stronger side producing winds up to 45 miles per hour.

An area of low pressure is still building to our west and that will keep rain chances in the forecast for Tuesday. Points south, including Little Rock, are under a low or marginal risk for severe storms. We are still monitoring the latest weather models because a few are trying to bring in this first round of storms before midnight. There will be a brief lull in activity with the storms through the evening hours, before the primary line moves through. Skies will be sunny as we start each day with lows in the upper 30s and low 40s. We stay cool through Friday, before we rebound again for the weekend.

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