UPDATE (3:10 a.m.) – ALL CLEAR. The severe threat has ended for all of the News 5 area.

UPDATE (2:10 a.m.) – Severe Thunderstorm Warnings continue for Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County. The Tornado Watch continues for Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties until 4 am.

UPDATE (1:45 a.m.): Tornado warnings have ended for Crestview.

UPDATE (1:35 a.m.): All power is out in Baker, Fla. and Holt, Fla.

UPDATE (1:30 a.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Butler, Covington County and Crenshaw.

UPDATE (1:24 a.m.): The tornado warning for Santa Rosa County has been canceled.

UPDATE (1:18 a.m.): Northern Okaloosa County is under a tornado warning until 1:45 a.m.

UPDATE (1:16 a.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties.

UPDATE (1:12 a.m.): Residents in Kellys Mill should take cover. A large and extremely dangerous tornado is on ground moving over Kellys Mill. The tornado may move over Baker.

UPDATE (1:08 a.m.): Residents in Baker should get in their safe place. The storm is expected to travel to Crestview.

UPDATE (1:06 a.m.): Another tornado warning has been issued for Okaloosa County. The warning will expire at 1:40 a.m. The tornado watch has ended for Baldwin and Monroe County. The severe weather threat has ended in those two Alabama areas.

UPDATE (12:54 p.m.): A possible tornado is traveling over Bagdad and moving into Allentown. Currently, a tornado touchdown has not been confirmed.

UPDATE (12:42 p.m.): Tornado warnings have been issued for Santa Rosa County and Okaloosa County. The storm is approaching Harp, Bagdad and east Milton. A total of two tornado warnings have been issued for north and south of Santa Rosa County. The northern effect will end at 1:15 a.m. and the southern effect will end at 1:30 a.m. in Santa Rosa County.

UPDATE (12:34 a.m.): Wallace residents in Santa Rosa County are encouraged to get in their safe place.

UPDATE (12:27 a.m.): The tornado warning for northern Escambia County, Fla. issued at about 11:54 p.m. has ended. The second tornado warning issued at about 12:25 a.m. is still in place.

UPDATE (12:25 a.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for Escambia County, Fla. and Santa Rosa County, Fla. Pace residents are urged to get in their safe place. The tornado warning will be held until 1:15 a.m.

UPDATE (12:04 a.m.): Tornado threats have been canceled for Foley and Summerdale. Severe weather threats are on the decline in areas near Daphne, Bay Minette and Silverhill. Tornado warnings for Baldwin County are expected to end at about 12:30 p.m. Severe weather is also declining in Loxley.

UPDATE (11:54 p.m.): Confirmed tornado on ground near Baldwin County north of I-10. Tornado warnings are issued for Baldwin County, northern Escambia County, Fla. and Santa Rosa County. Residents in Bay Springs are advised to take cover.

UPDATE (11:46 p.m.): Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for Conecuh, Escambia County, Ala. including Atmore. Warnings have also been issued for northern Escambia County, Fla. and Santa Rosa County, Fla. The severe thunderstorm warnings will be held until 12:30 a.m.

UPDATE (11:38 p.m.): Tornado threats for Washington, Mobile and Clarke Counties have been canceled.

UPDATE (11:30 p.m.): Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for Pensacola. Severe weather threats have ended for Clarke County and viewing counties in Mississippi.

UPDATE (11:27 p.m.): Possible tornado heading towards Silverhill and Robertsdale. Summerdale is also included.

UPDATE (11:26 p.m.): The severe weather threat is declining for Mobile County and areas of Mississippi.

UPDATE (11:25 p.m.): Bay Minette is under a tornado warning.

UPDATE (11:24 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Baldwin County, Ala. and Escambia County, Fla.

UPDATE (11:19 p.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for Monroe County. A possible tornado is moving into Point Clear. Residents are advised to move to their safe place.

UPDATE (11:13 p.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for south Baldwin County. The storm is traveling through Mobile Bay. It is moving towards Point Clear.

UPDATE (11:06 p.m.): Another storm is possibly producing a tornado in Satsuma. Currently, is not confirmed that a tornado is on the ground. Satsuma residents are encouraged to get in their safe place.

UPDATE (11:05 p.m.): Tornado warning in northeastern Mobile County and Northwestern Baldwin County. The effect will continue until 11:30 p.m.

UPDATE (11 p.m.): Confirmed tornado on ground crossing Dog River south of I-10 in Mobile County.

UPDATE (10:57 p.m.): Theodore residents are advised to move into a safe place.

UPDATE (10:54 p.m.): Kushla residents are advised to get in a safe place.

UPDATE (10:52 p.m.): Irvington residents need to get in a safe place. A thunderstorm is passing over Irvington and will continue to Theodore.

UPDATE (10:50 p.m.): Two confirmed tornadoes are on the ground. One is on the east side of Semmes and West side near Crawford.

UPDATE (10:47 p.m.): Another tornado warning has been issued for Mobile County and is extending into Baldwin County. This includes Fairhope, Daphne, Spanish Fort and Malbis.

UPDATE (10:45 p.m.): A confirmed tornado is moving into Semmes, Ala.

UPDATE (10:44 p.m.): Semmes residents are advised to take cover. A possible tornado may develop west of Semmes.

UPDATE (10:35 p.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for south Mobile County. This will be near Grand Bay and communities near I-65. West Mobile is also included in the warning.

UPDATE (10:32 p.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for George County. The tornado is west of Tanner Williams Road.

UPDATE (10:27 p.m.): A tornado is on the ground at the Alabama, Mississippi state line.

UPDATE (10:25 p.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for central Mobile County. The warning will end at 11: 15 p.m.

UPDATE (10:20 p.m.): The tornado warning for central Clarke County has ended.

UPDATE (10:13 p.m.): The tornado threat has ended for Jackson County, Miss. but the warning will remain until 10:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm has been issued for Jackson County, Miss.

UPDATE (10:11 p.m.): The eastbound lanes along the Mobile Causeway are closed due to flooding.

UPDATE (10:04 p.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for Jackson, Ala. It will be in effect until 10:30 p.m. It will cross the Tombigbee River.

UPDATE (9:55 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for central Baldwin and Mobile counties.

UPDATE (9:51 p.m.): A tornado has touched down about seven miles west of Vancleave and east of Latimer in Jackson County, Miss.

UPDATE (9:48 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Monroe County.

UPDATE (9:47 p.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for Jackson County, Miss. This warning will be in effect until 10:45 p.m.

UPDATE (9:38 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Clarke and Monroe Counties. The warning includes Thomasville, Ala. It will last until 10:15 p.m.

UPDATE (9:32 p.m.): A tornado warning is in effect for Clarke County.

UPDATE (9:30 P.M.): The tornado warning for Greene County is lifted.

UPDATE (9:26 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning is extended in north Mobile County, Northwest Baldwin County, Washington County, George County, Perry County, Greene County and Stone County.

UPDATE (9:12 p.m.): Coffeeville, Ala. in Clarke County is under a tornado warning and a severe thunderstorm warning.

UPDATE (9:09 p.m.): A tornado warning is in effect for Choctaw County including Silas, Ala.

UPDATE (9 p.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for Washington County. The warning will be in effect until 9:30 p.m.

UPDATE (8:55 p.m.): The tornado warning issued for Clarke County has been lifted.

UPDATE (8:49 p.m.): A tornado is on the ground in McLaine, Miss.

UPDATE (8:36 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northern George County, Greene County, part of Mobile County including Citronelle and Washington County.

UPDATE (8:35 p.m.): A tornado warning has been issued for Clarke County. This area includes Thomasville, Ala. The warning will be in effect until 9 p.m.

UPDATE (8:34 p.m.): A tornado warning is in effect for southern Greene County and Perry County. The warning will be in effect until 9 p.m.

UPDATE (8:04 p.m.): A tornado watch will be in effect for the Gulf Coast until 4 a.m. Thursday, March 31. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for George and Greene Counties.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The Gulf Coast will be WEATHER ALERT Wednesday as a significant severe weather outbreak appears likely for much of the Southeast U.S. Through most of the daytime hours today, we stay cloudy, humid, mostly rain free and SUPER windy (gusts up to 50-55 mph as the day goes on).

ALERTS:

  • Wind Advisory (through midnight) – Winds of 25-35 mph with gusts 50-55 mph 
  • High Wind Warning (until 9 PM) – For Jackson, Greene and George counties in MS and Mobile, Washington, Baldwin in AL and Escambia in FL counties for winds of 25-40 mph and gusts up to 60 mph 
  • High risk for rip currents
  • Gale Warning (through 7 AM Thurs) – 20-30 kt winds gusting to 45 kt
  • High Surf Warning (until Thurs 6 PM) – 9-12 foot breakers
  • Coastal Flood Warning (though Thurs 6 AM) – 2-4 feet above normal
  • Coastal Flood Advisory (through Thurs 6 AM) – 1-3 feet above normal

WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT: A significant severe weather outbreak is likely. A line of storms ahead of an approaching cold front will bring multiple weather hazards to the Gulf Coast after 7 PM. Isolated tornadoes will be possible, including one or two fast-moving, strong tornadoes. Damaging winds will be the overwhelming hazard. Some storms will produce wind gusts as high as 80 mph. The severe weather threat will end by sunrise Thursday.

The weather pattern will quiet own for the end of the work week with highs in the middle 70s and morning lows in the 50s.