UPDATE (2:05 a.m.): The severe threat has come to an end. The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been allowed to expire.
UPDATE (12:20 a.m.): Monroe and Conecuh Counties have been dropped form the Severe Thunderstorm Watch. The severe weather threat continues for Coastal Alabama and Northwest Florida.
UPDATE (12:00 a.m.): The Tornado Watch has been dropped for the Gulf Coast, but a Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues. The main threat going forward will be straight-line winds. We may also see a flash flood risk develop with training storms.
UPDATE (10:45 p.m.): A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia AL, Conecuh, Monroe, Escambia FL, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties until 2 AM.
UPDATE (9:05 p.m.): A tornado watch has been extended to include Washington and Clarke Counties.
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The Gulf Coast will need to stay WEAHER AWARE this evening through Thursday morning as a line of showers and thunderstorms blasts through the region. Multiple weather threats appear possible.
A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for our Mississippi Counties until midnight.
The main threat from tonight’s round of storms will be damaging winds up to 60 mph. This threat will come with the line of storms moving into our Mississippi Counties starting around 9pm. Some spotty hail and a brief tornado cannot be ruled out as the storms move east through Alabama after 10pm. The threat for Northwest Florida will come after midnight and continue through 5am Thursday. Make sure you have multiple ways to receive important weather alerts.
Rain will linger for areas east of I-65 through midday. Some sunshine will arrive into the afternoon with highs in the upper 70s.
A meandering frontal boundary will be a focus for a continued, unsettled weather pattern as we head into the holiday weekend. Afternoon highs will reach the lower 80s with morning lows in the 60s. Rain chances will hover at 40-50% Saturday and Easter Sunday.