WEATHER ALERT: Severe thunderstorms ongoing

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – We are WEATHER ALERT for today into Tuesday morning as multiple hazards are possible across the Gulf Coast.

TIMING

The strongest storms will likely be between now and 3 p.m. More showers and storms will be possible after that time frame, but the greatest threat for damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes will be during this time period. Another batch of stronger storms is possible this evening and overnight into early Tuesday morning. Damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes will be possible in this round of storms as well. Flash flooding will be a concern all the way through mid-morning on Tuesday as showers and storms continue.

THREATS

The southern half of the News 5 area has been placed under a level 2 of 5 risk for severe weather for Monday into Tuesday morning. Northern portions of the area are under a level 1 of 5. Multiple threats will be possible with these storms including damaging wind gusts, isolated tornadoes, hail, and flash flooding.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS

  • Damaging winds 60-70 mph are possible, especially near the coastline

FLASH FLOODING

  • Flash Flood Warnings – We have 3 Flash Flood Warnings in place….Over southern Mobile County, southern Baldwin County and the Pensacola area into this afternoon where 2-5″ of rain has already fallen. Please stay away from flooded roadways.

  • Flash Flood Watch – Through 1 PM Tuesday for the likelihood of flash flooding, especially near the coastline.

TORNADOES

  • A low-end tornado risk remains mainly for our coastal counties

HAIL

The hail threat is very low for the area, but some elevated storms could produce small hail in some storms.

WHAT TO REMEMBER

  • Review your severe weather plan now.

  • Know where to go in your home if a severe weather warning is issued.

  • Download the FREE WKRG WEATHER APP and check back with this article for the latest updates.

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