MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – After a busy night, the severe weather threat has ended. Rough surf and gusty winds continue through today.
UPDATE (5 AM) – The tornado watch has been dropped and the severe weather threat has ended.
UPDATE (4:15 AM) – SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING in effect for Okaloosa county until 4:45 am. Winds of 60 mph are possible in this storm.
UPDATE (3:45 AM) – ALL CLEAR for communities EXCEPT Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties in NW FL. Tornado watch in effect for those areas until 5 AM.
UPDATE (2:45 am) – ALL CLEAR for communities west of Mobile Bay. The Tornado Watch and severe weather threat continues for Baldwin, Monroe, Conecuh, Escambia counties in AL as well as our NW FL counties until 5 am. STAY WEATHER ALERT!
UPDATE (2:41 a.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for portions of Conecuh and Escambia Counties in Alabama and portions of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Florida.
UPDATE (2:33 a.m.): The tornado warning for south Baldwin County including Orange Beach has expired.
UPDATE (2:12 a.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for south Baldwin County including Orange Beach.
UPDATE (2:04 a.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Butler, Monroe and Wilcox Counties.
UPDATE (1:56 a.m.): The tornado watch for George and Greene Counties has been cancelled as of 1:56 a.m..
UPDATE (1:50 a.m.): The tornado warning for Baldwin County has been cancelled as of 1:50 a.m..
UPDATE (1:40 a.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Clarke and Monroe Counties until 2:15 a.m..
UPDATE (1:30 a.m.): The tornado warning has been issued for south Baldwin County until 2:15 a.m..
UPDATE (1:15 a.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for portions of eastern Dauphin Island until 1:30 a.m..
UPDATE (12:55 a.m.): A tornado warning is also in effect for portions of southern Mobile County until 1:30 a.m..
UPDATE (12:50 a.m.): A tornado warning is now in effect for Mobile County and portions of Baldwin County until 1:30 a.m..
UPDATE (12:30 a.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Greene County, Miss. and Washington County, Ala. until 1 a.m..
UPDATE: A tornado watch is in effect for the entire News 5 coverage area until 5 a.m..
Updated timing for severe weather for News 5 coverage area
THIS EVENING – WEDNESDAY MORNING
- WIND – There is a WIND ADVISORY in place for Monroe, Conecuh and Escambia counties in AL from 6 PM – 6 AM. Winds of 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are possible. A HIGH WIND WARNING in place for the rest of the News 5 area starting at 6 PM this evening through 6 AM Wednesday. Winds will gradually build to be sustained 30-40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
- SURF – Because of this high surf is likely starting this afternoon and building through the evening and overnight. A HIGH SURF WARNING (6-9 foot breakers) is in effect from 9 PM this evening through noon Wednesday. A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect from 9 PM this evening through 9 AM Wednesday. Get more details on the surf/coastal impacts here.
- STORMS – Tonight, a line of storms moves in (after 10 pm) through Wednesday morning (around 6 am). Our area is under a level 3 of 5 risk for severe storms meaning numerous severe storms are possible. The main threats are damaging winds and a few tornadoes. One or two strong tornadoes will be possible. Since this will be an overnight event, it is very important that you have two ways to get warnings that will wake you up if needed.
After this moves through Wednesday morning we will clear out and cool down for the rest of the week!