CODE RED: Severe Weather Expected Today-Tonight
Severe weather is expected today and tonight across our area. Because of the greater chance of supercells developing, especially over West Alabama, WAKA 8 Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler has declared a “CODE RED” alert.
Today is starting off fairly calm, but don’t be fooled by the start. Strong to severe storms are likely in the afternoon, and that will bring damaging winds and tornadoes, some of which could be strong.
Storms will be entering our western counties around noon, central counties around 5pm, and eastern counties around 9pm. Storms will likely be around into the overnight hours, but the severe threat will be diminishing by then.
Now is the time to prepare. First, download the free WAKA 8 weather app:
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Next, make sure you have more than one way to get weather alerts. A NOAA weather radio in addition to your phone (with your emergency alerts turned on) make for a good combination. Do not depend on sirens to keep you protected.
Know where to go inside your home if severe weather is imminent. If you live in a mobile home, you need to find sturdy shelter somewhere else. Plan now for what you will do.
WAKA 8 will bring you live coverage on-air across our Alabama News Network stations, plus online and on your phone. We will be staffed around the clock until the severe weather threat passes.
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