Weather Alert Day: Severe are expected tonight


The Storm Prediction Center has placed all the WTOC Viewing Area in a Slight (2/5) Risk of severe weather and a portion of the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry in an Enhanced (3/5) Risk of severe weather.

Snow will continue through tonight with an additional two to four inches of accumulation and more of those raw winds that will gust to 30 miles per hour. And, with a saturated ground and top-heavy trees that have leafed out, it's not impossible that a couple of trees are uprooted this afternoon. Tuesday will be sunny with low humidity and afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 70s. The wind will be lighter today, and all areas will end up warmer with high temperatures mainly in the 60s for the plains, 50s over the mountains. Lows will be in the lower 40s north and upper 40s south! Some will be strong to possibly severe. Rain will move into west Alabama Saturday morning.

Sunset: 8:13 p.m.

This system could produce strong and even severe thunderstorms into Sunday night. Highs are forecast near 50 and lows near 39. Review your severe weather plan and know what you should do if a severe storm or tornado is near you.

Temperatures Saturday will be well above normal, with highs in the upper 80s to around 90, the weather service said, and humidity will be noticeably higher. A cold front will start off a few showers that could fall as a little rain and snow on Tuesday.

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SATURDAY NIGHT DETAILS: Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and the risk for a stray shower will be minimal, around 10-20%. Lows around 68. Wind S 10-20 miles per hour. Freezing rain is possible and could lead to icy roads and sidewalks. The rain chance is 70 percent.