By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – March 19, 2018 – As of 7 p.m. Monday, a “PDS” or Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch is in effect for the region outlined in red in the graphic below. Numerous warnings have already been issued, with reports of trees down and very large hail in north AL.
The greatest risk of severe weather will be in the red and orange regions tonight, but there may be isolated severe storms in the yellow shaded region as well. However, as of 7 pm, it is unclear whether or not the storms will remain severe in this region. It’s important not to focus on the specific color or exact locations. Just know that severe storms are possible anywhere across much of the state tonight.
You should be prepared to take quick action if a warning is issued for your location.
Finally, the last graphic shows the approximate time range of when severe weather could occur for your area.