MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – It has been quite an active Tuesday on the Gulf Coast. A round of morning and midday showers and storms brought heavy rain, strong winds, and unfortunate damage from possible tornadoes in our northern counties. Another round of severe storms appears possible Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Showers will become spotty through the evening as the severe weather threat pushes east. South winds will keep temperatures elevated through the evening and into the night. Overnight lows will hover in the upper 60s and lower 70s. A quick shower or two will be possible overnight.

Wednesday is another WEATHER AWARE Day for the Gulf Coast. A cold front will approach the region from the west through the day. Ahead of it, we expect a mix of clouds and sun. South winds and some sunshine will boost temperatures in the lower 80s after lunchtime. This will energize the atmosphere ahead of the cold front. Showers and storms will be more widely scattered after 1 PM. Any storms that form will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and hail. Although the tornado threat is quite low, a quick spin-up cannot be ruled out. The severe weather threat should end just after sunset.

Quiet weather will persist Thursday, Friday and into the weekend. High pressure will dominate. Temperatures will run chilly for the mornings with wake-up temperatures in the 40s.


2:00 PM UPDATE: The tornado threat has ended for the WKRG News 5 viewing area. Rain and storms will continue to wind down through the afternoon.

1:10 PM UPDATE: The tornado watch continues to be trimmed back. Mobile County & Escambia County AL is now clear of a tornado threat.

12:45 PM UPDATE: The tornado threat has decreased and this line has now transitioned to mostly a wind and flood threat for this afternoon and early evening.

12:05 PM UPDATE: Tornado Watch still being trimmed back. Greene, George, Washington, Clarke, Monroe, and Conecuh counties have been removed from watch. It continues for Jackson, Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties until 2 PM.

11:07 AM UPDATE: Currently seeing one Severe Thunderstorm Warning in place for Monroe and Conecuh County until 11:15 AM. The Tornado Watch was also canceled for Greene, Washington and Clarke counties….It remains for the rest of the area until 2 PM as the line of storms continues to sag south east.

10:26 AM UPDATE: As tornado warnings move out of the News 5 viewing area for the moment, warnings continue to cover parts of areas just outside of our viewing area. Tornado watches remain across the Gulf Coast.

10:03 AM UPDATE: TORNADO WARNING in Monroe County, Ala. until 10:45 a.m.

9:40 AM UPDATE: Tornado warnings have moved out of the News 5 viewing area, but a line of severe storms is still moving through the area. Stay weather alert.

9:20 AM UPDATE: National Weather Service confirms tornado in northern Clarke County.

8:54 AM UPDATE – Two tornado warnings ongoing…..One for NW Washington with the other for Choctaw county until 9:15 AM.

8:35 AM UPDATE – MULTIPLE TORNADO WARNINGS- For Washington, Choctaw and Clarke counties for about the next 30 minutes. Seek shelter in the path of these storms!

8:25 AM UPDATE – In addition to the rotation approaching Washington County, I am also watching circulation in northern Clarke County near Chilton. We will let you know if it is warned.

8:15 AM UPDATE – TORNADO WARNING for NW Washington County until 9 AM. The rotation is currently in Wayne County (outside of the News 5 area), but is heading towards Washington County. We will be monitoring closely.

8:05 AM UPDATE – SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING – For NW Washington County until 8:45 am. This is for storms coming from the west, moving east. 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail are possible in these storms.

6:50 AM UPDATE – For the entire News 5 area until 2 PM this afternoon. This means that the conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. We also have several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings ongoing in the News 5 area currently.

6:40 AM UPDATE – There are two Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in place at this time…..One for Monroe and Conecuh counties until 7 AM for 1 inch hail and winds of up to 50 mph. The other is for Greene County, MS until 7:15 AM for possible rotation, damaging winds of up to 60 mph and 1 inch hail.

6:30 AM UPDATE – The SPC has outline our area for the likelihood of a Tornado Watch issuance this morning (pictured below)

5:15 AM UPDATE – There are currently no watches or warnings issued for the News 5 area. There are several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings to our north.

TIMING: We are starting to see individual storms pop up ahead of the main line of storms right now that could become strong or severe. The main line will move through after sunrise this morning into our NW counties and move out of NW FL around sunset this evening.

SPC: There is a level 3 of 5 risk in place for all of our area through today meaning numerous severe storms are possible.

THREATS: The main threat today is damaging winds, but a few tornadoes and hail are both possible as well. Flooding will be possible near the coast this afternoon.

MARINE: There is a Small Craft Advisory in place until 10 pm tonight with a high risk for rip currents as well. A High Surf Advisory goes into effect starting at noon today.

WEDNESDAY: We get a brief break in the storms tonight through Wednesday morning before a secondary system moves in Wednesday afternoon. The severe weather threat is lower, at a level 2 of 5, with storms being less widespread and focused in our northern counties.

END OF THE WEEK: We finally clear out Thursday straight through the weekend. Temps will be a bit cooler with highs in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s with lows in the 40’s.