Chambers County could see severe weather on Sunday for second straight week

Published 7:35 am Saturday, April 18, 2020

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

For the second straight week, Chambers County may see bad weather on Sunday evening.

Chambers County is under an “enhanced” risk of severe weather, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham. The enhanced risk area includes the possibility of tornadoes, damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour and quarter-sized hail.

Enhanced is three out of five on the National Weather Service’s severe weather scale and is down a notch from last week when Chambers County was under a “moderate” risk of severe weather.

Email newsletter signup

According to the forecast from the Storm Prediction Center, early day storms are likely in northern Mississippi and Alabama, and they are expected to increase in severity going into the afternoon.

Areas north of Chambers County are under a “slight” risk for severe weather. In those areas, tornadoes and damaging winds are still likely, as is quarter-sized hail.

There’s currently an 80 percent chance of rain Sunday. The forecast will be updated over the weekend, so check and visit The Valley Times-News on Facebook for the latest information.