By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON –Wednesday, 800 am October 27, 2021
A broken to solid line of storms will move across Alabama this evening through early Thursday morning. The highest instability and severe threat will be near and south of Hwy 80/I-85, and especially near the coast. Straight-line winds and a few tornadoes are possible within the line across the southern sections of the state. Farther north, severe weather is not anticipated.
Most of the state is under a Wind Advisory from 10 p.m. tonight through 1 p.m. Thursday with a Coastal Flood Advisory for Mobile and Baldwin counties from 10 p.m. tonight through 8 am Thursday.
Outside of any severe weather, pressure gradient (non-thunderstorm) winds will gust statewide from 30-40 mph both ahead and after passage of the line through Thursday morning. This could down limbs and weakened trees, potentially causing some power outages. If you have any lightweight outdoor items, you should bring them indoors or make sure they are secured.
Wind gusts will slowly decrease Thursday afternoon, but range from 20-30 mph. Numerous showers will occur across the northern and eastern sections of the state Thursday, and across the northern half both Friday and Saturday.