Potential severe weather advisory

Published 11:56 am Monday, January 8, 2024

Forecasts are calling for severe weather and storms, which could potentially produce tornadoes and damaging winds in excess of 70 mph across the southern portion of the state.

According to the Chambers County EMA, there is a severe weather threat of sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph Monday night throughout Tuesday late afternoon. Trailing storms could also cause flash flooding with three to four inches of rain.

The wind advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. CT Monday to 12 a.m. CT Wednesday.

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The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) sent out a press release, suggesting motorists avoid driving during severe events and if you find yourself on the roadway during a storm, use extreme caution and monitor local forecasts for updates and changes. ALEA’s Troopers and Special Agents will be on standby to assist before, during and after any significant weather events.

“At any moment, weather conditions can change drastically,” ALEA’s Secretary Hal Taylor said. “Forecasters continue to predict severe weather that could have dramatic impacts across our state, but especially the southern portion over the next 48 hours. Our Agency stands ready to assist with all divisions and units developing and implementing severe weather operation plans for this storm system. However, we strongly encourage and recommend that both citizens and visitors prepare now for the incoming weather. In the event conditions worsen, we urge motorists to adjust travel plans and avoid driving in severe weather if possible.”