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12 AM Sunday Update: All of the tornado watches have expired. The main threats are now gusty winds and heavier downpours that could lead to flash flooding. Be careful on the roadways!

Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – Saturday was a WEATHER AWARE DAY for the Gulf Coast with severe storms expected through the evening into Saturday night.

Here was the setup for this event: An area of low pressure downstream of this trough brought showers and storms to Texas and the southern Plains states. As this system continued to move eastward into Saturday, rain chances increased throughout the day for the News 5 area.

These showers and storms will likely stay scattered in nature. As of now, there is a marginal risk, or a level 1 out of 5 risk for severe weather for most areas west of I-65 including Northwest Florida and a level 2 of 5 risk in place for our MS counties along with Mobile, Baldwin, and Washington counties.

Severe weather is possible after 5-6 PM Saturday into Saturday night. Damaging wind gusts over 60 mph will be the main weather hazard, but a brief tornado cannot be ruled out. The threat for severe weather could wrap up sometime between 6-8 AM Sunday morning once the front has pushed through.

After this system passes through the region, dry air will return with slightly cooler temperatures for the start of next week.