8 PM: Multiple tornado warnings over the past few hours across parts of North Alabama, including Marion & Winston Counties. So far, no confirmed tornado damage has occurred in Central Alabama. However, there have been multiple reports of funnel clouds, wall clouds, and possible tornadoes in the Tennessee Valley, in the Huntsville television market.
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 12 AM for Blount, Etowah, Fayette, Lamar, Walker, & Cherokee Counties. This means that conditions are FAVORABLE for tornadoes to develop. Be prepared to seek shelter in the event of a Tornado Warning being issued.
Tomorrow starts a dry streak of weather for us with temperatures soaring through the rest of the week. We’ll still see some lingering clouds, but some sunshine by the afternoon will help warm us up to the mid and upper 70s with much drier air around, too. And it only gets warmer from here with more sunshine and highs in the low to mid 80s for both Thursday and Friday. These temperatures are some 12-15 degrees above average for late March.
By the weekend, our weather takes another turn, this time with rain and storm chances in the forecast as a front moves in. Just like with any front this time of year, expect at least a chance for some strong or severe storms, but right now there is too much uncertainty to make a definitive call so stay tuned.