Potential risk of severe thunderstorms slated for area

Published 9:56 am Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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There is a potential risk for severe thunderstorms in the Escambia County, Ala. and Fla. today, Wed., April 10, according to the National Weather Service.

According to the NWS, a potential for isolated storms ahead of the line, as well as redevelopment behind the line. Confidence on the potential for isolated storms ahead of/behind the line is low, but the timing takes this into account, according to the NWS.

As of the morning briefing Tuesday, the confidence of wind gusts of 35 miles per hours (mph) has decreased; and the confidence of a flood threat has decreased.

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According to NWS officials, the timing of the severe weather threat will be from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wed., April 10.

Potential threats include destructive wind gusts up to 80 mph, tornadoes could be as strong as an EF2+ and quarter size hail.

Forecasters’ confidence of the risk of severe thunderstorms is high; and the timing is medium.

The flood threat for the area for Wednesday through Wednesday night is elevated. Widespread rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches are forecast over the area with localized totals of more than 6 inches possible.