Severe weather potential slated for Thursday

Published 2:52 pm Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Forecasters announced today that the risk for Escambia County, Ala. for severe weather has lowered some.

EMA Director David Adams said the county went from a slight risk to a marginal risk.

“The potential still exists for strong to severe storms and a tornado is possible,” Adams said.

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According to the National Weather Service, a line of showers and storms is expected to move through the local area Thursday morning and push east of the area early Thursday evening, bringing the potential for damaging winds and possibly a tornado.

Additionally, this system will bring increased (non-thunderstorm) winds to both land and marine areas by Thursday.

The strong to severe storms will be capable of producing damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour, according to the NWS.