Damage from Severe Thunderstorms; Threat Continues
Strong thunderstorms swept across the Gulf Coast early Sunday morning, causing damage to a strip mall in Atmore, AL. Read more from NorthEscambia.com here: http://www.northescambia.com/2014/03/breaking-buildings-destroyed-in-possible-atmore-tornado
This was the first report of major damage due to Sunday morning’s storms, but active weather continues into Monday.
These are the counties that were in a Tornado Watch earlier in the day. Expect strong storms to continue to push east through Sunday evening & into Monday. Threats include damaging wind gusts, heavy rain, & isolated tornadic activity.
If you live in one of these highlighted areas, please stay weather-aware as conditions can change rapidly. These are your threat zones for today & Monday.
While the severe weather threat is significant, we are also concerned about the wintry side of this system. There are now Winter Weather Advisories & Winter Storm Warnings posted across the Mid Atlantic where some locations could potentially see 9-12″ of snow. The mountains of West Virginia & Virginia will likely be hardest hit, but metro areas such as Baltimore and Washington, D.C. will also pick up on some slushy snow and sleet which will slow down drivers for the Monday morning commute.
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Thanks for stopping by & have a great St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow! -Meteorologist Miranda Hilgers (@mhilgersWNTV)