MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – We remain WEATHER AWARE through early afternoon today as strong to severe storms are possible mainly in our NW FL counties. Here is what you need to know.
After a wet night and morning, rain chances continue to taper off from west to east. We are still tracking some lingering showers along the I-65 corridor and some storms in NW FL. A low-end severe weather threat lingers for our NW FL counties through early afternoon.
The main threats into the early afternoon will be damaging winds up to 60 mph and a brief tornado in southern Baldwin county in Alabama and Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties in NW FL. The overall severe threat is low.
In the storms that do occur, we will also see the possibility of heavy rainfall and some localized flooding.
Surf will continue to be rough with a couple of alerts in place. There is a HIGH SURF ADVISORY issued until 6 PM today for 4-6 foot waves in the surf zone. There is also a HIGH RISK for rip currents.
Always make sure to have multiple ways to receive weather warnings! Know where your safe place is located and have a plan in place before the storms get to you. You can download the WKRG Weather App for weather alerts and updates from the News 5 First Alert Storm Team. The latest alerts can be found in the Severe Weather Map Room.