From The Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Emergency Management Agency has announced that Jefferson County is under a Slight Risk (Level 2/5) for severe weather tonight into the early morning hours of Saturday.
Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop in Mississippi this afternoon and progress eastward into Alabama in the late evening/early morning hours. This system is expected to enter our area as a strong broken line of storms that will pose the risk of tornadoes and straight line winds.
Where: All of Central Alabama
Currently, impacts can be expected in Jefferson County from 10 p.m to 2 a.m.
Damaging winds up to 60 MPH
“Currently, a tornado watch is possible this evening with this system,” the EMA release stated. “Overnight storms pose greater risk for our citizens due to most being asleep when the weather is impacting the area.”
Jefferson County EMA asks anyone responsible for operating a storm shelter to ensure that the shelter is ready to be utilized.