National Weather Service Update for Cherokee County and Surrounding Areas Monday

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

309 AM CDT Mon May 8 2023


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309 AM CDT Mon May 8 2023


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

Outlook through Tonight.

A complex of showers and marginally severe thunderstorms will be possible this evening from 9 PM to 3 AM across the far northern portions of Central Alabama. Damaging winds in excess of 60 mph will be the main threat. Locally heavy rain may cause minor flooding as well.

Tuesday through Sunday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.



Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed tonight.


Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

429 AM CDT Mon May 8 2023


Cherokee AL-

429 AM CDT Mon May 8 2023


A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of Cherokee County through 5:15 AM CDT.  At 4:28 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Sand Rock, or 9 miles northwest of Centre, moving southeast at 40 mph.


Winds in excess of 40 mph.


Radar indicated.


Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and also blow around unsecured objects.

Locations impacted include

Centre, Cedar Bluff, Centre Municipal Airport, Forney, Leesburg, Sand Rock, Gaylesville, Tennala, Cherokee Rock Village, Pleasant Gap, Cornwall Furnace Park, Western Weiss Lake, Eastern Weiss Lake, Moshat, Coloma, Weiss Dam, Yellow Creek Falls, Chesnut Bay Resort, Spring Garden and Howells Crossroads.



If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.


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