After-school activities canceled due to severe weather impacting area

Published 9:32 am Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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The Escambia County School System (Ala.) and School District (Fla.) announced today that all after school activities have been canceled because of the threat of bad weather.

The activities include games and practices of any kind.

As of this morning, the area is still under an enhanced risk of severe storms today and tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

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According to the NWS, isolated severe storms are possible this morning along the coastal areas and inland southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama. Confidence is low on development, according to officials.

However, the greater severe weather potential will evolve this afternoon with the main line of storms moving into far inland southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama by mid to late afternoon. Areas in Choctaw, Wayne and Perry counties could feel the effects of the first line of storms between 2-4 p.m.

The main line of supercells will progress east across all of southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama during the late afternoon into evening hours with the line approaching Interstate 65 by 7-10 p.m. A significant tornado potential will persist with the line, including the risk for a strong tornado, according to the NWS.

The line of storms will move east of I-65 during the late evening hours and impact the western Florida Panhandle and south central Alabama during this time, with the storms and severe weather threat ending around 2 a.m. A tornado and damaging wind risk will continue along the line.