(530pm) Continuing coverage on tonight’s Severe Weather

(530pm) Update from the NWS in Birmingham

Overview: A broken line of showers and storms is expected to quickly
move across Central Alabama on Friday with a severe threat. Aside from
storms, it will be a windy day with gusts upwards of 50 mph with related



* Where: All of Central Alabama
* When: Friday 6 am to 2 pm
* Threats: Tornadoes and damaging winds up to 60 mph

Non-thunderstorm winds:

* Where: All of Central Alabama
* When: 12 am Friday to 9 pm Friday
* Threats: Downed trees/limbs and power outages due to gusts upwards
of 50 mph


(1230pm) From the National Weather Service in Birmingham’s Twitter feed: 

Go ahead and close your patio umbrella and secure any other loose outdoor items because it will become very windy across the area tonight thru tomorrow! We may see non-tstorm wind gusts as high as 50 mph! This could lead to sporadic tree fall and intermittent power outages. #alwx

(10am) From the NWS earlier today

A cold front will rapidly pass through the area tomorrow morning with a line of showers and thunderstorms. This system will produce a substantial increase in non-thunderstorm wind gusts in addition to a risk for severe storms.
Changes from previous forecast:
Minor adjustments to the Slight risk area.
Highlights:    Where:    * All of Central Alabama.    When:

    * Friday from 4 AM to Noon.


    * Tornadoes.

    * Damaging winds up to 60 mph.

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