By Joshua Huff, sports editor
BIRMINGHAM — A potentially dangerous severe weather outbreak is possible Easter weekend for central Alabama, as an unusually strong storm system sweeps across the nation.
The Weather Channel warns that the storms set to arrive in Alabama on Sunday will usher in the threat of tornadoes, damaging winds and flooding rain. Widespread severe thunderstorms will move into the Deep South early on Sunday from the lower Mississippi Valley to Georgia, North Florida and the Carolinas, on Sunday evening.
Tornadoes, widespread damaging thunderstorm winds and large hail are all threats with these storms. The Weather Channel warns that “some tornadoes may be strong with long tracks. In the eastern portions of the threat areas shown in the map below, they may occur at night.”
The AccuWeather Global Weather Center said that the greatest risk of tornadoes will stretch from central Louisiana to western Georgia and includes south-central Tennessee.
“Confidence is growing that we are looking for multiple tornadoes on the ground Sunday, and there is a possibility that this will be a tornado outbreak,” AccuWeather Chief Broadcast Meteorologist Bernie Rayno said.
The AccuWeather Global Weather Center added that major cities such as Atlanta; Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi, and others will be at risk for the storms on Sunday.