Weather Authority

TORNADO WATCH: Parts of Viewing Area Until 7PM; Severe Threat Lasts Until Early Thursday Morning

WATCH LIVE COVERAGE Alabama News Network is tracking severe weather that will be moving across Alabama from now through early Thursday morning. Our Weather Authority team of meteorologists says to expect several rounds of severe weather, which will include the threat for tornadoes, possibly EF-2 or greater. A Tornado Watch is in effect until 7PM for much of the Alabama…

Safe from the Storm: Myths about Lightning

Lightning is a frequent part of severe weather, even routine summer thunderstorms. But myths about lightning are as common as seeing the bolts in the sky. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama, we want to shatter some of those myths — like whether you should crouch near the ground if you see lightning outdoors or whether lightning…

Wintry Precipitation Possible in Our Western Counties

The Alabama News Network Weather Authority team is monitoring weather issues throughout the area for today and tonight: A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect until 9PM tonight for Hale and Marengo counties in the western part of the Alabama News Network viewing area. Freezing rain is expected, possibly mixed with sleet. Total ice accumulations up to two tenths of…