Emergency Managers Prepare For Severe Weather

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the higher probability of seeing severe weather to cover more of the Tennessee Valley for Thursday and has increased the odds for areas south and east of the WHNT News 19 viewing area.

Wednesday emergency managers across the state held conference calls in anticipation of the upcoming severe weather expected Thursday.

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The probability of seeing severe weather within 25 miles of any given location.

A very impressive temperature drop behind the storms is one indication of just how powerful this system really is.

The threat for severe weather will stay west of the Tennessee Valley until Thursday morning. The timing of the storm’s arrival is still not set in stone, but the threat will begin increasing for the Shoals area after 7AM, the Huntsville area as early as mid-day, and the Cumberland Plateau, Sand, and Lookout Mountain areas early to mid-afternoon.

Damaging winds and hail are the main threat, but the tornado threat, although not extremely high, is not zero.

The picture will be come clearer as new data comes out today. Stay tuned to http://www.valleywx.com for the latest information.

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